17-year-old Howell student arrested for Twitter threat to shoot up school

Officials expect 17-year-old to be charged as adult


HOWELL, Mich. – A 17-year-old Howell High School student was arrested Thursday for making a reference on Twitter to shooting up the school.

Police said they learned of an anonymous threat of violence against the school around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. In part, the threat made reference to shooting up the school.

Howell police tracked down the source of the tweet and identified the student who posted it, officials said.

A 17-year-old woman was taken into custody and is being held in the Livingston County Jail. She is expected to be arraigned between 1:30 and 3 p.m. Friday, according to Livingston County officials.

Officials expect the 17-year-old to be charged as an adult.

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