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Trial over Twitter school threats

A TEENAGER is to stand trial accused of threatening a high school massacre.

Andrew Ferguson, 17, of Mariner Street, Camelon, Falkirk is accused of using Twitter on June 5 to post "a threat to carry out a ­seriously violent act" at St Mungo's High School, Merchison Avenue, Falkirk.

He is also charge with using Twitter to threaten or distress St Mungo's deputy headteacher James Murphy and the pastoral head of the school, Ann-Marie Jess.

Ferguson denied all charges yesterday at Falkirk Sheriff Court. There will be a pre-trial hearing in August.

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