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Police: 2 students at Flanagan High School arrested for making threats on social media

Flanagan High School
Flanagan High School (WPLG)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities in Broward County on Wednesday announced the arrests of two high school students who allegedly made threatening posts on social media.

According to the Pembroke Pines Police Department, officers received an anonymous tip on Monday regarding an online post about a potential school shooting at Charles W. Flanagan High School.

Pembroke Pines police immediately began an investigation while sending additional officers to local schools the following day.

Officers eventually located the social media post, which police said was initially made on Instagram, with threats to “terrorize” Flanagan High School.

A 16-year-old suspect who currently attends Flanagan High School was identified and taken into custody on Wednesday, police said.

Pembroke Pines police also announced the arrest of a 15-year-old who is also a student at Flanagan High School.

Details into what led police to making that arrest were not initially made available.

Both teenage suspects are facing multiple charges, including a felony charge each for “making a written threat to do bodily harm or commit an act of terrorism,” according to a release from Pembroke Pines police.

Watch Local 10 News′ 11 p.m. report below:

Authorities in Broward County announced the arrest of a high school student who allegedly made threatening posts on social media.
Authorities in Broward County announced the arrest of a high school student who allegedly made threatening posts on social media.

About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.