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16-year-old accused of sending threatening texts, prompting lockdown

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 17:04:09-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 16-year-old Nashville School of the Arts student was arrested for allegedly sending an "alarming text message" to other students which prompted a lockdown.

The school was briefly placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon. The threats were investigated and the students were safely dismissed at 3:05 p.m.

Police officials say students received threats from an unknown number of a shooting at the school.

Even though she tried to hid the source of her threats, officials say cyber detectives identified her cell phone as the source of the messages.

two students at the Nashville School of the Arts on Foster Avenue received threats their phones from an unknown number.

This is the second arrest of its kind in Nashville this week. On Tuesday, a 13-year-old male student at Bellevue Middle School was charged with making a false report of an emergency after the student was identified as making verbal threats to other students concerning a shooting.

Metro Nashville Police officials say they take threats directed at schools very seriously and works diligently to identify those responsible so that charges can be placed.