15-year-old Florida girl charged with cyberbullying

Published On: Nov 07 2013 05:11:17 PM EST
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -

St. Petersburg police say they have arrested a 15-year-old girl for cyberbullying after she allegedly sent hundreds of threatening text messages to three other 15-year-old girls who are students at her high school.

Officials said the girl was arrested Thursday on three counts of aggravated stalking. The Associated Press is not naming her because she is a minor.

According to detectives, the girl sent several hundred threatening texts to three victims over the course of about 8 days.

Many of the texts were death threats. Authorities also said the teen was interviewed by detectives on Nov. 4, and then sent more texts to the victims afterward. Because of that, she was also charged with one count of tampering with a witness.

The girl was booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center.

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