VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A Kempsville High School student was arrested Wednesday for sending threatening text messages to another student.
According to Tonya Borman with the Virginia Beach Police Department, the victim’s parents notified school officials. The Kempsville High School Resource Officer was notified and made sure the threatened student was safe.
Borman said the investigation stems from incidents involving three victims that took place between February and October of 2013.
Police said the 17-year-old female suspect was arrested and taken to Juvenile Intake. The student was charged with one count of electronically communicated threats to commit serious bodily harm, which is a felony. She was also charged with two counts of misdemeanor destruction of property, and two counts of misdemeanor use of profane, threatening language over a public airway. Additional charges are pending.
Police said the student was released to the care of her parents. She was not identified due to her age.
Borman said the suspect also faces disciplinary action from the school system. According to Virginia Beach City Public Schools guidelines, that could include expulsion.
The case remains under investigation.
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