2 6th-Graders Accused of Death Threat Hoax

<i> Associated Press</i>

Two sixth-grade girls were arrested after deputies said a surveillance camera showed them sending death threats to themselves.

The 12-year-olds were charged Tuesday with falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor.

The girls claimed they had been receiving threatening notes in their lockers every day over the last couple of weeks, sometimes several in one day, an officer said. The notes contained threats to shoot or stab the girls and two of their friends, police said.

Investigators uncovered the hoaxes after installing surveillance equipment near the girls’ lockers.