Pulaski juvenile arrested on terroristic threatening charges

jwarren@herald-leader.comNovember 16, 2013 

A Pulaski County female juvenile has been arrested on charges of sending threatening electronic messages to high school students.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department said the threats were sent to the cell phones of two students at Southwestern High School while they were in class, stating that the students were going to be killed at school.

The text messages included descriptions of clothing the students were wearing, deputies said.

Officers arrested the female juvenile Friday after an investigation.

The messages were "sent as a prank and there was no real danger to either student," the sheriff's department said in a press release.

Prank or not, Southwestern High School increased its security as a precauation, and coooperated with the sheriff's department in its investigation, deputies said.

Deputies charged the girl with two counts of second-degree terroristic threatening, a Class D felony.

Jim Warren (859) 231-3255.

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