Police: Teen made shooting post on FB ‘to see what would happen’

From Fox19:

UNION TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) – A teenage girl has been charged after making a post on Facebook about a shooting at Glen Este High School. Union Township police say the 15-year-old initiated a rumor on the social media site that hinted at a possible shooting on Dec. 21st.

The Union Township Police Department received hundreds of calls from parents Thursday afternoon after the post hit the Internet and an investigation was launched. Police increased security at schools Friday including undercover officer presence.

While classes were not canceled, the Glen Este High School principal told FOX19 fifty percent of students did not show up Friday.

“For me, I think it’s best to not cave in because if we give in to every threat we’re going to be in for … instability in our lives,” Joyce Messick said after picking her granddaughter up from school.

Police arrested the 15-year-old girl on Friday for felony charges of inducing panic and tampering with evidence. The girl told police she initiated the post ‘to see what would happen.’ Police say she attempted to destroy evidence prior to them contacting her.

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