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December 03, 2015

Olney student arrested after alleged threats of violence on social media

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Olney Charter High School

An Olney Charter High School student was arrested Thursday after allegedly making threats of violence on social media, 6ABC reports.

The 16-year-old was taken into custody at his home after allegedly making threats Wednesday night to "shoot up" the school at 100 West Duncannon Street in Olney. The threats followed an alleged altercation with other students at the school earlier in the day.

At approximately 10:41 p.m., the suspect allegedly sent a message through social media to a 16-year-old female student.

The girl did not respond and then received two additional notifications from the suspect, which allegedly depicted the boy's hands holding a black colored handgun, along with text containing threatening language.

The girl's mother then notified police.

A realistic replica black semi-automatic pellet handgun was recovered at the teen's home Thursday. He faces charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and related offenses.

Read more from 6ABC here.