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Lakewood High student arrested after threatening to attack school

The 16-year-old student was arrested by St. Petersburg police on Thursday.
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Published Feb. 22, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG — A student was arrested Thursday for threatening to attack his school, according to St. Petersburg police, one in a series of incidents officials have had to deal with since the deadly Parkland school shooting.

This latest incident took place at 1:45 p.m. at Lakewood High School, police said.

The 16-year-old student told a teacher and students that he was "planning a school shooting," according to police.

RELATED: Pinellas schools see a swell of rumored — and unfounded — safety threats

He was arrested on a felony charge of making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner.

His name is being withheld by the Tampa Bay Times because of his age.

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