Flint student arrested, allegedly threatened to shoot up school ‘like Oxford’

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Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 1:42 PM EST
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FLINT, Mich. (WILX) - Just days after the shooting at Oxford High School that killed four and wounded many others, a student in Flint has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up her school “like Oxford.”

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According to the prosecutor’s office, an assistant principal at Flint Southwestern Classical Academy was alerted to the incident and made a report to the Flint police. Investigation revealed that the student was on a school bus going to school in the morning when she recorded a video in a rap-style message which included threats of shooting up the school “like Oxford.”

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged the 17-year-old student with one false threat of terrorism and using a computer to commit a crime. The student is being charged as a juvenile, though each charge is potentially a 20-year felony.

“My message to our community has been loud and clear over the year whenever we have had instances of so-called ‘copycat threats’ following a school shooting or other mass shooting incidents around the country,” Prosecutor Leyton said. “That message is that it is not a joke, it is a crime and it will be treated as such.”

When the student was arrested at school she was found not to have any weapons in her possession.

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