A “studious” teen girl faces charges after she made threats alluding to a school shooting on social media — just so she could get more time to prepare for a test, police said.
Emily Nicole Wilson, 18, was arrested Thursday on felony charges for making terroristic threats against her high school in Cullman County, Alabama, news station WBRC reported.
Authorities said that Wilson used the app Text Now to post the words “Vinemont School,” a gun emoji and the supposed date of the attack.
Wilson made the threat Wednesday in a group text on the app as she fretted over an upcoming math test, according to AL.com.
“She is studious, had a math test coming up and was not prepared for the test,” Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said Friday at a press conference.
School officials said that the 18-year-old will not be allowed to return to class, AL.com reported.
The alleged threat was posted a week after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida.