Teen Arrested For Sending Out School Threat Via Xbox Live

Authorities arrested a Maryland teenager who is charged with making threats of a mass shooting at a high school. He’s accused of impersonating another student while sending a threatening message to more than 100 people via Xbox Live.

A Union County, New Jersey website says the teen is accused of stealing a fellow classmate’s Xbox Live handle and using the account to spread the false warnings of the attack, writing he “was going to bring a gun to school the following day and would be shooting fellow students.”

Parents notified authorities, and detectives tracked the student who owns the offending Xbox Live account. The student said he was innocent, and detectives found their suspect by checking Microsoft’s user name logs. Authorities determined that the message was just a prank.

Maryland teenager charged with making threat against Berkeley Heights students [County of Union, New Jersey via Destructoid]