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A 12-year-old girl from Brandon was arrested today, for threatening a mass shooting at a Hillsborough middle school.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the girl, who is a seventh grader, posted the following threat toward Burns Middle School on SnapChat.

“Dear bms students I will be shooting that skool [sic] up September 3 2019 be ready say your goodbyes to you’re [sic] family because that is finel [sic]…Goodluck, be ready,”.

Sheriff Chad Chronister of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said they, “take all school threats, verbal, written or posted to social media, very seriously. We have a zero-tolerance policy. It is important for parents to know what their children are posting online. If you make a school threat, of any kind, you will be arrested and charged accordingly.”

Officials say the girl admitted to sending the threat. She is now facing a felony charge for making a written mass shooting threat.
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Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .