• Worcester high school student arrested for threats made on Twitter


    WORCESTER (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A Worcester student was arrested Thursday for allegedly using Twitter to make threats against South High Community School students.

    The unidentified 15-year-old female, who also attends South High, was charged Thursday in Juvenile Court with two counts of accessory before the fact, according to the Worcester Police Department Facebook page.

    Her arrest stemmed from Wednesday night reports of many messages on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, referring to a rumor about a possible "hit list" that allegedly contained the names of 200 students at South High who were going to die on Friday.

    The reports of a possible hit list included a posting that said "Word on the street is that there is a hit list of 200 people who are going to die Friday at South. Oh God. Doe (sic) we really need more tragedy? People need Jesus," police said.

    Police said there was no identifiable threat.

    The investigation is ongoing as investigators attempt to identify the source of the rumor involving the alleged hit list.

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