published Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Instagram threats came from child, police say

Screenshot of Instagram account "the__unknown___" where a "hit list" of Soddy Daisy Middle School students is posted.
Screenshot of Instagram account "the__unknown___" where a "hit list" of Soddy Daisy Middle School students is posted.

Soddy-Daisy police say online threats made against a middle school student came from a child.

Chief Phil Hamrick wrote in a Facebook post that the department could not release the identity of the suspect because juvenile records are confidential. But he said that the threats -- which were posted on the photo-sharing social media site Instagram -- appear to be a prank, and charges are pending.

The unidentified child posted several messages on Instagram on Wednesday night, and at least one targeted a Soddy-Daisy Middle School student.

"She will be gone," one of the messages read. "I will take Her life. Wait a week. And you will see."

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