12-Year-Old Lancaster Girl Facing Criminal Charges After Allegedly Sending Threatening Text Messages


A 12-year-old girl is facing criminal charges after allegedly making death threats via text message.

According to a Lancaster police report, the girl sent the messages to a male classmate she liked. Both students attend General Sherman Junior High School.

The student who received the messages showed his assistant principal who then called police.

The police report shows the girl sent nine messages after hearing that another girl had given the boy flowers on the bus.

In one message she writes, “So I heard that a girl was flirting with you, imma kill that Barbie.”

According to the police report, she continues, “I’m going to wait for her at your bus stop and I’ll have my sniper rifle waiting for her.”

Later, the report shows the girl writes about going on a "kill streak."
When questioned by police, the report indicates the girl admitted to sending the texts.

When she was asked about the sniper rifle, police said she indicated she was going to get it from her uncle.

The superintendent of Lancaster City Schools told 10TV the girl has been suspended for 10 days. He said building administrators have recommended her for expulsion.

The Fairfield County Juvenile Court confirms the girl is facing three charges, but the county’s juvenile prosecutor hasn’t identified the charges.