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Two 12-Year-Olds Charged With Terroristic Threats

On Tuesday two 7th grade boys, both 12, from the Washington Technology Magnet Middle school in St. Paul were accused of terrorist threats to a female student after a school staff member overheard them according to the Pioneer Press.

The boys threatened to use a gun that was described during the threat and later found at the home of one of the boys. Classes were not interrupted that day according to the Pioneer Press.

On Friday the boys were at the Ramsey County Juvenile Court where they both pleaded not guilty. They are currently under house arrest, according to the Pioneer Press. The boys both face expulsion from school, according to Principle Mike McCroller.

McCroller sent out a letter to the parents of students from the school on Friday, describing the incident and the safety precautions taken, and can be read here (Star Tribune).