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Teen accused of posting school shooting threats on social media faces charges

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HOUMA, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities said a teen boy was arrested after allegedly posting threats on social media to carry out a shooting at a school Friday.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office reported a concerned parent contacted deputies about a student posting threats on social media of a shooting at one of the junior high schools in the parish on the first day of school, which was Friday.

Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said the boy, who is a student at Houma Junior High, admitted to posting the comments but said he was only being funny and didn’t mean to carry out a shooting. Officials did not state what school the posts mentioned.

Larpenter added the teen was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Center on a charge of terrorizing.

He noted parents should be aware of what their children are posting on social media and explaining how serious officials take these matters.

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