VIRGINIA BEACH-A 17-year-old girl is charged with threatening a classmate via text message.
Va. Beach Police arrested the Kempsville High School student on Wednesday. According to spokeswoman Tonya Borman, the girl's text messages were threats to harm the intended victim.
The charges stem from incidents involving three people, which took place between February and October 2013, Borman added.
The suspect, who isn't being identified because of her age, is charged with electronically communicated threats to commit serious bodily harm, destruction of property and use of profane, threatening language over a public airway. Additional charges are pending.
Police stated she was released to the care of her parents.
Va. Beach Schools spokeswoman Lauren Wicks told WVEC.com the student is not in school.
The police department warned people to be careful what they post on Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Any message of a threatening nature will be evaluated for possible criminal charges, officials stressed.