Girl, 14, arrested in St. Petersburg school threat

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 10:44 AM EST

A 14-year-old Tyrone Middle School student has been arrested after police said she made threats to the school last week.  

  • Girl, 14, arrested in St. Petersburg school threat
  • An 8th grade girl is charged with threats against Tyrone Middle
  • Girl charged with felony making of a false report 

According to St. Petersburg Police, the 8th grade girl wrote a threatening message on a school bathroom  wall on February 28. The following day, police were alerted to a Snapchat post being circulated of an unidentified boy holding a weapon threatening violence at Tyrone Middle. 

Officials said the incidents are connected.

Following a number of tips and cooperation from her parents, the 14-year-old was arrested Monday. She faces a 2nd degree felony charge of making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner.

According to officials, almost half of students at Tyrone Middle did not show up to school on Friday,  March 2.

That prompted St. Pete police to ask students, teachers, parents and the community that if you see or hear something, continue to say something  to police and do not share any social media posts containing alleged  or perceived threats or false reports.