Threats made against Anne Arundel high school

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ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. — A Glen Burnie teen has been charged with two crimes after he was accused of making threats on social media last night against Northeast High School.

On Sunday night around 10:30 p.m., police say they were notified that a threat had been posted against the Pasadena high school on social media. Officers reached out to the teen they say was responsible for the post, who doesn’t have any association with the school.

Police report the 16-year-old told them the post was a “bad joke” and quickly deleted it several minutes after posting.

The suspect was taken into custody at a local hospital and has since been released to his parents. Police don’t believe there is a danger to the school, although additional officers will be present throughout the day today.

The teen has been charged as a juvenile with threats of mass violence and disturbing school operations.