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Teen arrested, charged with making threat to Kalkaska high school

A Kalkaska teen is facing terrorism charges after making social media threat against Kalkaska High School.

KALKASKA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Kalkaska teen is facing terrorism charges after allegedly making a social media threat against Kalkaska High School.

The Kalkaska Department of Public Safety was called to the school around 3 p.m. Wednesday after reports of the threat made on Facebook by an ex-student.

The school was placed on a modified lock down due to the incident happening at dismissal time.

KDPS officers and Michigan State Police troopers were able to escort the remaining students and staff out of school while Kalkaska County deputies responded to the last known address of the suspect.

Contact and identification was made of the 17-year-old suspect.

Officers seized the laptop computer that they say was used in the incident.

The 17-year-old is being charged with false report or threat of terrorism, which is a 20 year felony and unlawful posting of message through use of internet which is a 2 year felony.

The teen's name is not being released at this time.

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