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February 7, 2008
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Student arrested for school shooting threat

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A 16-year-old Douglas High School student was arrested Thursday after he reportedly threatened violence on campus on his MySpace.com Web page.

Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jim Halsey said the threats were not carried out, and the suspect was turned over to juvenile probation officials.

Halsey said the suspect threatened to shoot specific students at the school.

The initial information was brought to the attention of School Resources Officer Deputy Greg Shields by staff at 7:45 a.m.

"Several students had contacted school officials and advised them that a fellow student had made threatening statements about perpetrating violence at the school," …

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