16-year-old Linden girl charged with posting threats on Instagram after Linden High School lockdown
The Union County Prosecutor's Office has charged a Linden High School student with threatening students and teachers through a series of Instagram posts.
The 16-year-old girl was not identified because of her age, but she faces charges including making terroristic threats, creating a false public alarm and cyber harassment.
Linden High School was put on lockdown for several hours Tuesday after threatening posts began to appear on an Instagram account named "lhslasthours."
The first photo showed a rifle against a steering wheel with the caption "11:36AM." A series of other photos soon followed that showed a simple gray background with captions that threatened that the author would be "shooting anyone who gets in my way" and warned "do all your little drills, I'm already in the building."
Law enforcement officials searched the school and found no threat present. Students were released early around 1 p.m. After-school activities went on as scheduled.
The teen was soon identified as the person allegedly posting the photos. She was arrested at her home Tuesday evening.