Two 8th graders arrested following social media threat at Nashville school

Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 2:22 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Two eighth grade students were arrested following a threat made last Thursday on social media, Metro Police said.

The Nashville Prep Middle School students, both 13, told police the motive for threatening a mass shooting on Instagram was to get out of school on Friday.

Police said both students have been charged with a threat of mass violence at a school and false report of an emergency.

Metro Police said threats to special events, schools and businesses are taken seriously. Those responsible, once identified, will be prosecuted.