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Red Wing high schooler arrested for sending threatening messages ... to herself

The threat sparked heightened police presence at Red Wing schools.
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A Minnesota high school student has been arrested for making threats of violence on social media – which she sent to herself and friends.

The 18-year-old female sparked an investigation in Red Wing on Wednesday, which started when a threatening Snapchat message was reported to county police just after midnight.

Red Wing police informed the Red Wing Public School District, saying there wasn't thought to be a safety risk, but nonetheless increased their presence at area schools throughout the day.

It turns out that one of those who received the threats, the aforementioned 18 year old, is the one alleged to have sent it.

Red Wing Police Department said in an updated press release that she allegedly created a "spoofed" phone number to send the threatening messages to herself and two friends.

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– Another student arrested for making school threats in Minnesota.

Responding to a comment on Facebook, Red Wing police says she did it because she "wanted to get back at another student."

She is now facing three felony charges for threat of violence, falsely reporting a crime to law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

It comes at a time when a number of schools across Minnesota have been dealing with copycat threats following the fatal mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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