NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two Nashville teens were arrested Monday for posting threats on social media.

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The Nashville Prep Middle School students were taken into custody after making the threats on Thursday.

Police say the eighth graders confessed to posting threats of a mass shooting on Instagram in order to get out of school on Friday.

Both students are now facing charges of making a threat of mass violence at a school and a false report of an emergency.

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Following these arrests, MNPD reaffirmed its stance of prosecuting those responsible for threats to special events, schools and businesses.