Teen charged with threatening school shooting

FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager accused of threatening a shooting at his high school has pleaded not guilty to several charges.

Authorities say 18-year-old Julius Willis of North Attleborough threatened to “shoot up” Tri-County Regional High School in Franklin. He was arraigned Wednesday in Wrentham District Court, where a judge ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Dec. 22.

Willis was arrested at the school on Tuesday after police say he made threats on social media. Police say they didn’t find any evidence that Willis brought a gun to the school.

He pleaded not guilty to issuing a threat causing serious public alarm, threatening to commit a crime, resisting arrest, disturbing a school and disorderly conduct. His lawyer did not immediately return a message Wednesday.