13-year-old arrested for threatening to blow up Newport News Middle School

Posted at 2:10 PM, Oct 09, 2012

Newport News, Va. – A 13-year-old student at Gildersleeve Middle School has been arrested for threatening to blow up the school on Facebook.

Newport News police were notified Monday night by a concerned parent about the Facebook posting.

The student had posted he was “tired of the disrespect at school” and that he might “give a couple of good pipe bombs on people.”

Police took the student into custody at his home in the Denbigh section of the city and he was transported to Juvenile Intake and was charged with threats to bomb.

He was released into the custody of his parents.

No bomb making material was found at the student’s residence and police say the post was made because the student was tired of being picked on.