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Pembroke Pines student arrested after writing threats on social media

Student at Somerset Academy made threats on Instagram

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A student at Somerset Academy was arrested by Pembroke Pines police Wednesday after threatening to harm  people at his school on Instagram. 

The student opened the social-media media account Tuesday and posted threats to the school, according to police. 

Police were able to identify the student, who confessed to posting the threats . 

The student was arrested on charges of writing threats to kill or injure, interfering with school functions and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.