In a terrifying case of life imitating art, two teenage girls made Pretty Little Liars-inspired threats at a Piqua, Ohio high school which led to rumors of a school shooting.
Police reported that on November 30 a 15-year-old girl at Piqua High School created a Snapchat account using the letter “A” in the style of the show’s pseudonymous, terrorizing villain. The teen girl reportedly started posting threats to expose other students’ secrets (which, to be fair, seems like a very typical, gossipy high school thing to do) and, according to the Piqua local newspaper The Daily Call, there were no threats of a school shooting actually in these Snapchat messages.
It wasn’t until a 14-year-old girl wrote on a bathroom wall, “I’m still going to shoot up the school. A.” that a direct threat was made on the school and class was dismissed. The two girls, according to The Daily Call, did not collaborate as “A.” The 15-year-old is being charged with disorderly conduct and the 14-year-old is being charged with inducing panic as a felony.