Student charged after tweeting Plainfield Central shooting threat

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Plainfield Central High School

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- A student was charged Thursday for threatening a shooting at Plainfield Central High School in the south west suburbs, police said.

The student posted the threat on Twitter Wednesday night. The tweet was then circulated by students on Snapchat, police said.

Once contacted by police, the student immediately admitted to the threat, and confessed that the post was created to avoid going to school. The student had no weapons and took no steps to carry out the threat, police said.

The student was charged with a felony count of disorderly conduct, police said.