Middle school student arrested

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Authorities arrested a 12-year-old middle school student for communicating threats on social media.

On May 26, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to an Instagram message threatening to harm students and staff of Wayne County Public Schools. The Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint investigation with the FBI.

The student was charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property and was released to his parent.

At no time were students and staff in any danger due to the threats being made, according to the sheriff.

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