BOLTON, Mass. (AP) — A 15-year-old Massachusetts girl has been charged with making a threat to her school on social media that referenced the Columbine High School massacre.
Police in Bolton arrested the Nashoba Regional High School student on Wednesday after receiving a tip about an anonymous post on the social media app Whisper. The person wrote in the post that she was "gonna pull a columbine ... before I graduate."
Two students killed 12 fellow students and a teacher and wounded more than 20 others in the 1999 shootings in Colorado. The two shooters then killed themselves.
Police say Whisper gave them the GPS location for the threatening post, and authorities tracked down the girl. Police also seized a handgun that was properly registered to one of her parents.