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Teen Girls Make Shooting Threats Inspired By Plot From ‘Pretty Little Liars’ And Shut Down School

Fans of the show Pretty Little Liars know about the cryptic person “A” who sends anonymous messages to torment a group of teenage girls. According to Time, high school girls in Ohio were inspired by the show and created threatening texts to bully classmates with a school shooting.

A 15-year-old at Piqua High School created a Snapchat account using the letter “A.” She posted threats about exposing people’s secrets—which follows the storyline of the hit show—and fueling rumors about a school shooting. A 14-year-old then wrote, “I’m still going to shoot up the school. A.” on a bathroom mirror. The threats caused the school to be dismissed early on Thursday. Classes were also cancelled on Friday. 

Authorities have arrested the teenagers behind the pranks and charged them in juvenile court for the threats.

Pretty Little Liars was a teen drama mystery show based upon the book of the same name.  Premiering in 2010, the show ended on

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39-Year-Old Man Receives More Than 1000 Years In Prison For Molesting Young Girls

A sexual abuser from San Marcos, Texas has been sentenced to more than 1,000 years in prison — and that doesn’t include the two additional life terms he’s been given. Robert Benjamin Franks, 39, was convicted on Monday of molesting two young girls, including his own 9-year-old stepdaughter, on a continuous basis.

A press release from the Hays County District Attorney’s Office shows that Franks was given one life sentence for each child he sexually abused. Then, he got 99 years for each of the nine counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Furthermore, he was slammed with an additional 20 years for each of six counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. To top that off, Franks was ordered to pay $120,000 in fines for his crimes.

Franks’ stepdaughter testified in court that Franks did “disgusting things” to her in 2016 when she lived at his home.

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Self Harm And Suicide Attempts Rise For Girls: Are Smart Phones And Cyber Bullying To Blame?

Young women are self-harming more, according to new data. As The Washington Post shares, emergency room visits for girls 10 to 14 has risen since 2008. It is not clear what is causing the self-harm rates to go up but some experts point to smartphones and cyber bullying as the culprits.

Most of the girls and women who were admitted to emergency rooms came for ingesting pills or poisons. Some were treated for injuring themselves with sharp objects, such as cutting. According to the new data, the number of girls ages 10 to 24 admitted to emergency rooms for nonfatal self-inflicted injuries grew by 8.4 percent annually from 2009 to 2015.

Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, points to the importance of smartphones in the lives of this generation compared to those of the past. Teens in every generation have experienced mental-health problems, she said. Genetic predisposition, family environments, bullying

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2 Women Charged In Killing Of 2 Little Girls On Colorado Farm

Two women are accused of killing two young girls whose bodies were found last month in Colorado. Nashika Bramble and Madani Ceus, both 37, have been charged with murder. Previously, they were charged with child abuse causing death, along with three other people, according to Fox News.

Investigators have not yet elaborated on what details may have led to the murder charges.

“In my 37 years as Sheriff, I have never seen anything as cruel and heartless as this,” San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters said last month after the discovery of the two girls’ bodies, according to the Denver Channel. The children are between the ages of 5 and 10, according to police. It is believed that they had been dead for several weeks before they were found. Their decomposing corpses were found on a 17-acre farm about 30 miles west of Telluride, a ski resort town.

Susan Lilly, a

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2 Women Charged In Killing Of 2 Little Girls On Colorado Farm …

Two women are accused of killing two young girls whose bodies were found last month in Colorado. Nashika Bramble and Madani Ceus, both 37, have been charged with murder. Previously, they were charged with child abuse causing death, along with three other people, according to Fox News.

Investigators have not yet elaborated on what details may have led to the murder charges.

“In my 37 years as Sheriff, I have never seen anything as cruel and heartless as this,” San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters said last month after the discovery of the two girls’ bodies, according to the Denver Channel. The children are between the ages of 5 and 10, according to police. It is believed that they had been dead for several weeks before they were found. Their decomposing corpses were found on a 17-acre farm about 30 miles west of Telluride, a ski resort town.

Susan Lilly, a

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Man Arrested For Threatening People With Hatchet Could Be Connected To Teen Girls Killed On Hike

There may be a new lead in the mysterious death of two teenage hikers.

According to People, authorities found a man threatening people with a hatchet in El Paso County, Colorado. They are now investigating a possible connection between the man, 31-year-old Daniel Nations, and the deaths of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.

Nations was arrested on Monday after allegedly threatening several people with a hatchet near a trail in Colorado where a man was murdered two weeks earlier. Nations is a convicted sex offender.

In July, Indiana police released sketch of the suspect related to German and Williams’ death. “It will give people a clearer image of who we are looking for,” said Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley. The sketch was partially drawn from surveillance video footage, which shows a blue jacket walking through the woods, as well as an anonymous tip from the police tip line.

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2007 Cold Case Reopened After Suspect Is Interviewed For Murder Of Girls Who Went Missing On Hike

A 10-year-old cold case has been opened after a suspect in another investigation confessed.

According to WLFI, a tip in a double homicide led authorities in Logansport, Indiana to 39-year-old Kevin Sellers. Sellers is also accused of killing his uncle, David Sellers, in the home they shared in 2007.

“We never dreamed that it would be him,” said the victim’s wife after all these years. David was found dead from a single gunshot. Although Kevin was interviewed at the time, no charges were filed.

Fast forward to August 2 of this year. Kevin was asked to come to the sheriff’s office after police received a tip about the double murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German in February. Pictured above is a photo of the suspect in the murder of the two young girls.

That tip referred to David as “having killed his uncle some years before and had gotten away with it.” He ended

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Suspect Sketch Released In Murder Of Teen Girls Killed While Hiking

State police have released a composite sketch of the man suspected of killing to teenage girls in Indiana. The sketch, which was based upon information from the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, was released as part of the ongoing investigation. “It will give people a clearer image of who we are looking for,” Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said, per CBS News.

On February 13, 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams (pictured below) vanished while hiking near Delphi. Their bodies were found the next day.

Authorities had surveillance photo and audio—from German’s cellphone—of a man they believe is the suspect behind the attack. In the audio, he is heard saying: “Down the hill.”

Abby’s mother hopes that the sketch will help further the investigation. “Nothing you do now is going to bring the girls tells ABC News. But the person who did this is

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Cops: YouTube Star Asked Underage Girls To Send Him Nude Videos

A Chicago-area YouTube star and musician, allegedly asked two 14-year-old girls, repeatedly, to send him sexual, nude videos of themselves, NBC Chicago reported.

Austin Jones, 24, was charged with allegedly producing child porn in the videos, which reportedly depict the girls dancing for Jones without underwear on. Jones, who has more than half a million subscribers on YouTube, had previously come under fire for asking two 14-year-old girls to “twerk” for him.

Jones talked with one victim in August 2016 and another in May 2017, a criminal complaint filed on Monday said. In one chat from last month, Jones allegedly said that he had a “tryout” for this young teen that involved her dancing with her buttocks to the camera.

When the victim sent Jones the video, he followed up by sending her specific notes about how to reshoot the tape, including saying out loud that she was 14 and positioning

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Missing 12-Year-Old Twin Girls Found Safe

In the last few hours police announce that the two missing 12-year-old twins from Coral Springs, Florida have just been found safely.

Authorities became concerned Tuesday when the two sixth-graders, Rickhia and Nicolette McClam, were reported missing.  Police were told the twins were heading to the school bus to attend Forest Glen Middle School, but never showed up. 

According to CBS Affiliate WQAM, when police began investigating they discovered a note left by the twins saying they were running away.  Police said the girls left with cash and clothes, but no cell phones, and were concerned for their safety. Authorities believed at the time they could be heading to New York to visit their biological mother. 

This morning police announced they had located the girls at their grandmother’s home in Pompano Beach. 

Officials are continuing to investigate the events that led to the disappearance. 

 

[Photo: Family photo] 

 

 

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