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Two Communities Deal with Threats of Shootings at High Schools; Teens Arrested

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An Erie high school student is in custody after  other students told the principal they heard the teen  talk of planning a shooting in the school.
According to Erie police chief Tyler Riggs, the 17 year old male did not have a weapon when he  was arrested  at the school Thursday by Erie police who investigated the principal's report.  The teen is facing a felony charge of criminal threat and goes to court Monday.. On Friday, Erie police stationed officers at the school the entire day. 

More serious charges could be in store  for a Carthage  teen arrested after an Instagram post Friday  threatening to  "shoot up CHS on Monday."
a 15 year old suspect was identified and arrested for terroristic threats, a class d felony. The youth is in the custody of the Jasper County juvenile office. Carthage school staff and police investigators followed leads to track the threat. And police had a presence at all schools on Friday even though the threat indicated the high school.

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