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Teen faces charges for social media posts that prompted Willows school closures

A 16-year-old girl accused of posting alleged threats on social media that prompted closure of Willows Unified School District campuses Wednesday has been cited by Willows police.

Willows schools reopened Thursday after a police investigation determined that there was no credible threat of violence at any of the district’s schools, according to a Police Department news release.

Police were notified about 11 p.m. Tuesday that a person had posted information regarding a threat that a male student would “shoot up” the Willows High School campus. Officers were unable to immediately determine the validity of the threat and a decision was made to close all schools in the Willows Unified School District for the day Wednesday.

Late Wednesday afternoon, the 16-year-old girl who posted information regarding the alleged threats was cited for obstructing a police officer in the performance of his duties. Police said a complaint against the same girl for criminal threats will be filed with the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with additional information regarding the case is asked to call Police Chief Jason Dahl at 530-934-3456.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy