- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have arrested two teenage girls they say threatened to light fires and start a shootout at two South Florida schools in social media posts.

Coral Springs Police said parents contacted them about multiple threats on Instagram that instructed Coral Glades High School students to pull fire alarms to create a distraction at a certain time Friday. Other shootings threats were posted about a nearby middle school.

Authorities said 25 percent of students ended up staying home Friday.

Earlier this week, fires were intentionally set and a large fight broke out at nearby Taravella High School.

Authorities tracked the postings to a 16-year-old and 12-year-old, who did not appear to be working together. One said the posting were a joke, another said she was trying to get her school on the news.

The Associated Press is not identifying the teens because they are minors.

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