MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 14-year-old boy has been charged after allegedly threatening to bring a gun to a St. Paul high school.

The teenager told other students he planned to bring a gun to Central Senior High School Thursday and start shooting, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. He is charged with threats of violence.

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The high school sent a letter to families of the school Wednesday, saying they were aware of the threats and had notified police. Police conducted an investigation into the threats.

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“This serves as a good reminder that threatening language about school is not a joke and can have real world consequences,” Principal Mary Mackbee said in the letter.

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The student was scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon.