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A 16-year-old has been arrested after threats of violence against the North Dorchester High School that were posted on Snapchat.

The Dorchester Sheriff’s Office says that the juvenile has been charged with the threat of mass violence and disturbing school activities.

The Snapchat posting showed an image of a person holding a firearm along with other firearms.

In addition, it contained a threatening message.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia teenager has pleaded guilty to posting a racist threat online that shut down Charlottesville City Schools for two days last week.

News outlets report the 17-year-old boy was convicted Wednesday and is set to be sentenced April 24. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Samantha Markley says the teen told authorities he was bored and joking when he made the school shooting and ethnic cleansing threat targeting a Charlottesville school.

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There was no threat against Parkside High School.

That’s word from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s office after alerts were circulated on social media.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the concerns stemming from the alerts were unfounded.

Officials found no threats or incidents at the school.

They said that if there are any further questions about the incident they should be directed to the sheriff’s office for the Board of Education.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland has a new tip line and mobile app to make it easier to report potential threats at schools.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the new Safe Schools Maryland initiative on Wednesday.

Reports can be made anonymously around the clock on the app that is available through Apple App Store or Google Play. Reports also can be made online at or by calling 1-833-MD-B-SAFE.