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Authorities arrest suspect in Jupiter school threats

(AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Officials have made an arrest in connection to a social media threat towards Jupiter Community High School.

The threat was posted on Snapchat Tuesday, threatening to do harm to more than a dozen students and a few administrators on Wednesday.

Palm Beach County school police and Jupiter police investigated the threat and were able to quickly make an arrest.

While authorities say they believe the threat was unsubstantiated,  they still increased their presence on school grounds on Wednesday.

Principal Colleen Iannitti sent out a message to students and parents stating that the trend of making school threats will not be tolerated:

“This latest post seems to align with a recent, disturbing trend of social media posts threatening schools throughout the nation, state, and our community,”  Iannitti said. “Making a threat against a school is a second-degree felony in Florida. Those responsible may face criminal charges and school discipline, including expulsion, as outlined in the student code of conduct.”