- Associated Press - Friday, March 4, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A teenager accused of making a threat that prompted a lockdown at the third-largest college in North Dakota’s university system is unlikely to face federal charges.

FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says law enforcement has resolved the matter to the agency’s satisfaction.

Bismarck State College was put on lockdown for more than four hours Jan. 14 after the 16-year-old boy allegedly threatened on Twitter to shoot up the school’s library with a machine gun.

Authorities tracked him through his cellphone and arrested him on a Minot-area school bus on U.S. Highway 83 north of Bismarck. No weapons were found.

Juveniles can be charged in federal court, though it’s rare.



BSC has nearly 4,100 students.

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