YARMOUTH, Maine (PRESS HERALD) Yarmough police say a 13-year-old North Carolina boy threatened online to carry out a shooting at Yarmouth High School. The boy, who was connected to Yarmouth students through online gaming, on Sunday sent a Yarmouth girl a message on Instagram that said “she should quit school because the individual would shoot the place up,” Yarmouth Police Chief Michael Morrill said Monday.

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The threat was reported to police by the girl and her mother around 11:30 a.m. By that evening, police working with law enforcement in North Carolina were able to identify the boy and determine that the threat was not credible, Morrill said.