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Student Arrested After Threat Closes Manassas Park School Buildings: Police

Threat of possible school shooting circulated on social media

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A high school student in Northern Virginia was charged after a threat circulating on social media pushed a school district to cancel in-person classes Friday, police said.

The student is a 15-year-old sophomore at Manassas Park High School, Manassas Park police said.

The student was charged with threats to kill.

The threat was about a possible shooting at one of the schools, News4 reported.

Manassas Park City Schools announced late Thursday that Friday would be an asynchronous learning day for students, out of an abundance of caution.

The district stuck with the plan to close buildings, officials said.

Police tell News4 they believe there is no continued threat to the school district or any member of the public.

"All school related activities will resume on Saturday, and we look forward to welcoming students and staff back to the buildings for learning on Monday," the superintendent said in a statement. 

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