Soddy-Daisy police say they found person behind Instagram threats

Soddy-Daisy police say they found person behind Instagram threats

March 9th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Screenshot of Instagram account "the__unknown___" where a "hit list" of Soddy Daisy Middle School students is posted.

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Soddy-Daisy police say online threats made toward a middle school student came from a child.

Chief Phil Hamrick wrote in a Facebook post the the department could not release the identity of the suspect because juvenile records are confidential. But he said that the threats- which were posted on the photo-sharing social media site Instagram - appear to be a prank, and charges are pending.

The unidentified child posted several messages on Instagram on Wednesday night, and at least one targeted a Soddy-Daisy Middle School student.

"She will be gone," one of the messages read. "I will take Her life. Wait a week. And you will see."