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Fourth Student, a 17-Year Old Girl, Charged in Threats Against Ryle

A fourth student is now charged with making a threat against Ryle High School in Union.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday night that a 17-year old girl was taken into custody after deputies received a call from the girl's mother that a threat had been made.

Initially, deputies said, the girl's mother said that her daughter had received a threat via the social media app SnapChat that read, "since nobody showed up to school today just wait till tomorrow, i'm going to drive past the cafeteria during 3rd lunch with my dad's machine gun and just shoot non stop."

Investigators determined that there were inconsistencies with the 17-year old's story and timeline of events. Ultimately, the sheriff's office said, the girl confessed.

Then, she fled on foot but was quickly detained by deputies and arrested.

The girl is charged with second degree terroristic threatening, second degree fleeing or evading police, and resisting arrest.

She is being held at the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Center.

The girl's arrest follows the arrest of three male teens for similar reasons, all related to threats against Ryle.

"Once again, we want to stress the importance of parents using this opportunity to have a discussion with their students about social media and the repercussions of posts of a threatening nature," Boone County Schools said in a statement. "The school district and law enforcement take this matter very seriously and appropriate discipline will follow."

-Staff report