Texas juvenile arrested after posting false Ebola report on Twitter

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FRISCO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2014)– Frisco Police have taken a juvenile male into custody from Frisco High School after posting a false report about Ebola on a social networking site.

The school is in Collin County, Texas. The juvenile was arrested for false alarm or report, after posting a false news article on Twitter. The false news report posted contained inaccurate reports of Ebola virus cases in Frisco, specifically Frisco Independent School District.

The false news article prompted numerous inquiries to the school district by concerned parents, and caused several students to remain at home.

“We take the safety and well being of our community seriously, especially when it involves our youth” said Lieutenant Jason Jenkins. “This incident caused an unjustified fear within our community and within the Frisco Independent School District. We are proud of our officers and the Frisco ISD staff who worked fast to prove it was false.”

This case is still under investigation.

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