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Police Arrest Michigan Teens After They Expose Attack on Instagram

Ryan Stevens, 18, and two 15-year-olds were charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree premeditated murder and false report or threat of terrorism. The Michigan teens revealed their plot on Instagram.

USA TODAY reported the teens were targeting Linden High School and nearby Linden Middle School. Argentine Township Police Chief Daniel Allen said a school resource officer obtained information about the plot and informed authorities. The teens were arrested the next day beginning with Stevens, a former Linden student.

"Sadly, these things happen a lot across the country and you have to take them seriously," Allen said. "I took it seriously. The FBI took it seriously. Obviously, by the charges, the prosecutor took it seriously."

Officials report no one was harmed during the threats and no official motive has been revealed.

The conspiracy charge is punishable by life in prison while the terrorism charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

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