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Bomb threat at Marblehead High posted on iPhone app

iphone Police in Marblehead arrested a student who posted a bomb threat at Marblehead High School on an iPhone app. Credit: Flickr

A Marblehead High School student was arrested for posting a bomb threat on a iPhone app earlier this month, it was recently revealed.

A bomb threat was received at Marblehead High School on March 4 via a smart phone app called “Yik-Yak.” The app allows people to post anonymous messages that can be read by others in the same geographic area, detected by GPS.

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Marblehead Police detectives, along with school officials and the developers of the Yik-Yak app, investigated the incident and were able to identify a suspect. The person who posted the threat is a student at Marblehead High School, who fully confessed to the threat's creation.

The juvenile was arrested on one count of creating a Bomb Threat and one count of Disruption of a School Assembly, amounting to a Breach of the Peace.

Police say a second threat was received at the school on the same day, but is still under investigation.

Marblehead isn't the only town that's seen bomb threats as a result of the app. According to a popular internet security website, bomb threats were also posted on the Yik-Yak pages of schools in Georgia and California.

Marblehead is located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, just 15 miles outside the city of Boston.

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