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Va. student charged with texting threats

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 4:24pm  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Virginia Beach police say they've arrested a high school student for what they describe as threatening texts to harm another student.

Police said Thursday the 17-year-old suspect was charged under a state law that makes it a felony to threaten bodily harm through electronic communication devices. She also was charged with several other counts.

The Kempsville High School student was not identified because of her age. She has been released to the care of her parents.

Police said the charges stem from communications between February and October. Police said the threats were aimed at three students.

A motive for the threats was not disclosed.

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