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NJ girl, 14, arrested for making terroristic threats against high school

Ramapo High School, NJ CBS New York

(CBS) WYCKOFF, NJ - A 14-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats targeting her northern New Jersey high school. 

CBS New York reports Wyckoff detectives arrested the student after she allegedly posted on Facebook that she was looking for someone to carry out a terrorist attack at Ramapo High School.

It is unclear whether it was an actual call for violence, or the frustrations of a teenager, but police say this type of threat must be taken seriously.

"The nature of the posting as it was, you have to err on the side of caution and make a presumption that this could be real and I think this sends a strong clear message. You can't do this. You absolutely cannot be posting something that is going to potentially terrorize people by their simply reading it and being concerned about showing up at high school," said Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox, on Wednesday.

According to CBS New York, a teacher reportedly spotted the message and notified school officials.

The superintendent wrote in a letter that there is no perceived danger. The police chief says no one else is involved and the threat was limited to the one internet posting.

Authorities say the girl told them that she had no intention of causing harm.


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