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Va. Students Threatened Teacher on Snapchat: Police

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    • A school resource police officer on Monday received information about a potential threat toward a teacher at Patriot Ridge High School.

    • Police said the students’ threat wasn’t credible.

    • The two spoke violently about the unidentified teacher and posted a picture of a BB gun, police said.

    Two high school students in Northern Virginia face criminal charges after they allegedly threatened a teacher at their school via Snapchat and posted a photo of a BB gun.

    A 16-year-old boy from Bristow and 14-year-old boy from Gainesville are accused of suggesting violence against a teacher at Patriot High School in Gainesville, Prince William County police said Tuesday. 

    Police said the students’ threat wasn’t credible.

    A school resource police officer received information on Monday about a potential threat toward a teacher, police said. The two spoke about the teacher and posted a picture of a BB gun, police said.

    The students were charged with making threats of serious bodily injury on school property. They were released to their families. 

    The alleged threat came about two weeks after a gunman opened fire and killed 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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