Burlingame Boy, 13, Arrested for Using Instagram to Threaten Girl, School

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    A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with using the  social media service Instagram to make threats to a student and threatening  to bomb a school, according to the Burlingame Police Department.

    Police received a report on Monday from the parents of a female  middle school student at the Our Lady of Angels School in Burlingame about a  student allegedly posting a threat to the girl on Instagram, police said.

    The person also allegedly posted a bomb threat with a reference to  her school and threats toward a second student, police said.

    Police investigated and identified the suspect, who officers  learned was actually the second student who was threatened and a male  classmate of the girl, police said.

    Officers interviewed the suspect with his mother and the suspect  said he had no intention of harming anyone or exploding a bomb and made the  threats to attract attention, police said.

    Police later searched the boy's residence and located materials  that could be used to make a bomb or harm another person, police said.

    The juvenile was arrested on suspicion of "making terrorists  threats," police said.