A 14-year-old Shelby Township boy was arrested Friday for allegedly making death threats to junior high School students on Facebook, police said.
The teen, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, is expected to be charged with two felonies: count one, false report or threat of terrorism and count two, using computers to commit a crime. Each felony count carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine, according to authorities.
Police said the teen threatened to kill Jeannette Junior High School students online. Sterling Heights police officers went to the school Friday and helped school officials secure the area. Police told CBS Detroit that the four students who “liked” the teen's threatening Facebook status may also face disciplinary action at school.
The teen is a former Jeannette Junior High School student. He had already transferred to Royal Oak to live with his father and was enrolled in a school there. The teen was in the process of moving to his mother’s Shelby Township home, according to police.
He was arrested at his father’s home Friday and transported to Sterling Heights Police Department where he was booked and is currently being lodged at the Macomb County youth home.