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14-year-old girl arrested after sending threatening video to Woodlawn school administrator

4 years 3 months 1 day ago Monday, September 02 2019 Sep 2, 2019 September 02, 2019 9:17 PM September 02, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a 14-year-old girl accused of sending a threatening video that forced officials to increase security at three local schools.

On Tuesday, there was increased security at Woodlawn Elementary, Middle, and High after a threat was made "electronically." Wednesday afternoon, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office announced that an arrest had been made.

Authorities say the juvenile sent the threatening video to a school administrator via iPhone airdrop.  Investigators say the threat appeared to be a video game showing people standing in front of a building when a gun appears and starts shooting.

The caption on the video said, "be ready Woodlawn."

Officials told WBRZ they believe the video is a copycat of a similar threat made earlier this year.

The unidentified 14-year-old girl was arrested for terrorizing and booked into the juvenile detention center.

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