Fourth Nashville student arrested for threatening to ‘shoot up’ schools

A student was arrested after posting a threat on Instagram regarding a Metro school.
Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 5:44 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2022 at 11:49 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Four Nashville students have now been arrested this week after threatening to “shoot up” their schools on social media.

Metro Police announced Friday morning officers went to Hillwood High School and arrested a 14-year-old girl for creating a post on Instagram threatening to shoot up the school. 

Police said the student was identified with the assistance of Instagram. She was taken to juvenile court and charged with threatening mass violence at a school and making a false report of an emergency.

Thursday afternoon, a 13-year-old girl was arrested after investigators found the Thurgood Marshall Middle School student had threatened to shoot up her school in a conversation with peers in Instagram messages.

She has been charged with making a threat of mass violence at a school and a false report of an emergency.

A 17-year-old Stratford High School student was arrested on Thursday morning at his home after being accused of making multiple threats on Instagram against his school on Wednesday. The teen admitted to making the posts, but had not actually plans of hurting anyone, according to police.

He was charged with threatening mass violence in a school and making a false report of an emergency.

On Wednesday, a Maplewood High School freshman was arrested for creating a social media post also threatening to shoot up his school.

Police said the student also made the threat on Instagram. The post was made Wednesday morning, prompting a several hour investigation. The student was identified with the help of Instagram and arrested at his home.

The teen is charged in juvenile court with threatening mass violence in a school and making a false report of an emergency.

Metro Nashville Police Department said in a press release it takes these type of threats seriously.