13-Year-Old Girl Posts Middle School Gun Threat To Instagram


A 13-year-old girl has been arrested following an Instagram post threatening to shoot up T.W. Browne Middle School in Dallas, Texas.

The caption to the photo details the gun threat, warning "everybody" at the school, specifically eighth graders. The young girl writes,

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The unidentified 13-year-old student told Dallas Independent School District (DISD) police she found the photo online. Police believe she posted the photo to attract more followers.

The girl faces juvenile charges of making a terrorist threat, which could result in up to 10 years imprisonment if convicted.

DISD Police Chief Craig Miller tells the Dallas Morning News the 13-year-old posted the photo to Instagram using another student's phone, and said student could also be charged.

Miller says,

After being notified of the photo on Monday, school officials increased on-campus security Tuesday.

T.W. Browne Middle School Principal Jonathan Smith tells Fox 4 News,

Citations: Girl, 13, is arrested after 'posting a shooting threat against Dallas middle school on Instagram... just to get more followers' (Daily Mail)