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Two Gray's Creek High students charged with making threats

Posted September 12, 2014 6:10 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County deputies have charged two Gray’s Creek High School students after a video was posted on Instagram showing one of them threatening to "shoot up" the school.

A parent of a student contacted a Gray's Creek High employee on Tuesday after seeing the video online, and the employee called in deputies to investigate.

On the video, a 15-year-old walked through the school's halls, singling out four students whom he said he would shoot, authorities said. A 14-year-old student recorded the video, during which the older student announced, "I'm bringing a gun."

Deputies said they didn't find any evidence to indicate immediate danger to the lives of students or faculty, and several other students told investigators that the video was a prank gone awry.

The two students, whose names haven't been released because of their ages, were charged with making a false report concerning a threat of mass violence on educational property.