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Teen threatens school miles away
A Florida teenager is accused of threatening a high school more than 26-hundred miles away.
Police say he stole the online identity of a California girl to make the threat.
It was a Friday in January when the entrances to all four Escondido Charter schools were locked-up.
Classes canceled after someone went on an anonymous chat room called Omegle and posted that there would be a barrage of bullets and a suicide at the high school.
"What we have is an absolutely innocent victim."
That victim was a teenage girl in Escondido, who doesn't go to Charter high, and whose online identity was stolen, by a 17-year-old Miami Florida boy.
"She wound up having a cyber-relationship, nothing more than chat room relationship, but with a person who decided he had been offended in some way, and lashed out with this message."
It took detectives two months, and multiple search warrants to identify the cyber bully, who is not yet in custody, but who police assure us, no longer has access to his computer.
"It's a great educational message to our students , you think you can hide and do these types of things, but guess what, they're gonna find you."
The founder of Charter high says he's relieved to know the person who posted the threats doesn't go to school here or even live nearby.
Here's what parents were saying: "I think the students here are gonna be very relieved that the justice system finally worked in their favor, and the school and the students can relax a little bit knowing that this person is finally in custody."