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Police: Suspect in custody after social media threats to 2 schools in Broward County

Posted at 8:23 AM, Oct 15, 2018

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say they've taken someone into custody after online threats were made against two South Florida schools.

Davie police said on Twitter that officers will be present Monday on the campuses of Nova High School and Nova Middle School, following the social media threats posted on social media on Sunday.

Police said they believe there will be "no further threat" and students are safe to return to school. They did not provide details about the threat or the suspect.

News outlets say a 15-year-old "intellectually disabled" boy has been accused of making threats to the two schools and two elementary schools last week. Those threats were deemed "not credible."

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act makes it illegal to post threats against schools on social media.