Teen Girls Arrested Over 'Pretty Little Liars'-Inspired Shooting Threat

5 December 2017, 12:40

Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars. Picture: Warner Bros

By James Wilson-Taylor

Classes were cancelled at an Ohio school over threats attributed to the mysterious 'A'.

Two girls in Ohio, age 14 and 15, have been arrested after making threats inspired by the plot of TV show Pretty Little Liars.

According to Time, the girls replicated the storyline surrounding a mysterious figure known as 'A' who constantly harasses the lead characters. Local police say that the 15 year old created a Snapchat using the 'A', threatening to expose their classmates' secrets, prompting rumours of a possible shooting.

Later, the 14 year old wrote on a bathroom mirror "I’m still going to shoot up the school. A.".

Students at Piqua High School were dismissed early on Thursday (November 31st) and had all classes cancelled on Friday, resulting in the arrest in the girls who have now been charged in Juvenile Court.

Pretty Little Liars ran from 2010-2017, starring Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse as the central "Liars".