Chapel Hill High School students charged with making threatening comment

CHAPEL HILL, NC (WTVD) -- Two Chapel Hill High School students face charges after a picture of ammunition and threatening comment was posted on a social media site.

Shane Ryan Long, 17 and Caleb James Etheridge, 16, were arrested and charged with felony making a false report of mass violence under North Carolina law.

According to police, no specific school was named in the original post. The school researched both teens' social profiles and found the image of two boxes of ammunition with the caption "ready to shoot up the school."

That got the attention of police who arrested and charged the teens.

The teens were released to their parents. They are also under a strict curfew and cannot possess ammunition, firearms, weapons or any explosive devices.

They're due in court in January.

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