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Second ND school shooting message leads to 13-year-old’s arrest

NEW SALEM, N.D. -- Another graffiti message threatening a school shooting led the Morton County Sheriff's Office to cite a 13-year-old student for terrorizing.

Morton County reported that New Salem-Almont High School in southwest North Dakota immediately suspended the girl until she appears in juvenile court in connection to the alleged threats.

The school went on lockdown at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5,  after staff found another  graffiti message on a bathroom wall that said there would be a school shooting.

Sheriff's deputies secured and searched the school, finding no weapons with no reports of shots fired or injuries. Students evacuated the school at the time.

A similar graffiti message previously appeared lat Friday afternoon on a bathroom wall at the high school, also putting the building on lockdown as a law enforcement search commenced for weapons.