14-year-old Norton Middle School student arrested after making threatening social media post, police say

NORTON, Ohio — A middle school student has been arrested after making a social media post that allegedly threatened other students as well as the school.

Police said a 14-year-old Norton Middle School student posted a photo of an assault-style rifle on Instagram.

Several students reported they were “threatened with violence from the firearm observed in the photo,” according to authorities.

The 14-year-old was arrested and faces a felony of charge of inducing panic.

The teen was transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention center.

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