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McKinney Boyd student posted 'mass shooting' threat on Facebook

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McKINNEY, Texas -

A North Texas student is in police custody after a Facebook posting detailed a planned mass shooting at his school.

Monday night at 8:40 p.m., McKinney police received several tips about the post on a McKinney Boyd High School student's page.

The post "included details on how to carry out a mass shooting," according to a news release from the police department.

Officers identified the student, went to his house at 9:25 p.m., and took him into custody, the release says.

No further information was provided because the suspect is a juvenile.

McKinney Boyd High School confirmed the threats in a status update on its own Facebook page.

"As always, student safety is our number one priority and such comments, whether sincere or as a joke, will not be tolerated and the District will prosecute to the fullest extent that the law allows," wrote Principal Rick McDaniel.

"We appreciate your support and look forward to a safe and productive day of learning at McKinney Boyd High School on Tuesday."

School began on time as usual this morning.

"The McKinney Police Department takes any threat very seriously; however, a threat against the safety and security of our schools will always be of the highest priority," the police said in their statement.

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