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Boy, 13, Arrested for Alleged Threats Against Florence School

A 13-year old boy was arrested Saturday after being accused of threatening to "shoot up (Jones Middle School) with guns," the Boone County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

The call came in on Saturday evening, a news release said, when deputies were made aware of the alleged school shooting threat.

The boy is a student at Jones Middle School in Florence, part of the Boone County Schools system, and, according to investigators, told another student about his plans to target "popular kids and teachers" at the school.

Deputies learned the identity of the boy and caught up with him at his home. 

The sheriff's office said the boy confessed to telling other kids about his plans, but that the plan was delayed until he could obtain a bullet-proof vest.

According to a news release, the teen was upset about being suspended recently after getting into a fight.

Deputies said the boy did not have immediate access to weapons or body armor.

The teen was taken to the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Center where he is charged with second degree terroristic threatening.

-Staff report

Photo via Boone County Schools