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Alberta teen admits he threatened to shoot school students, staff on Facebook

07/04/2013 05:20 EDT | Updated 09/03/2013 05:12 EDT
RED DEER, Alta. - A teenager has admitted he made threats on Facebook to shoot students and staff at a central Alberta high school.

The 16-year-old, who can't be named due to his age, also pleaded guilty in Red Deer youth court to two breaches of probation.

A pre-sentence report has been ordered.

The teen is to remain under house arrest and in the care of his parents until he is sentenced on Oct. 3.

He is scheduled to be tried on several unrelated charges on that day.

Red Deer city RCMP were alerted on April 4 to a Facebook post threatening students and faculty at Lindsay Thurber High School.

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