Teen arrested after alleged threats to ‘shoot up’ Marietta school

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday after he allegedly made threats on social media to “shoot up” Marietta Middle School.

The teen, who was not identified, is not a student within the Marietta City Schools district, but has previous ties to the middle school, the Marietta Police Department said Tuesday in a statement.

Police said parents brought the social media posts to the attention of the school’s principal.

The suspect was taken to the Cobb County Youth Detention Center and faces a charge of making terroristic threats.

“This should be a reminder to all students that they are responsible for their digital footprint and threats of violence within our schools will not be tolerated,” Marietta City Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera said in a statement.

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