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POLICE: Walden School student threatened principal on Facebook

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Patrick Peterson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Patrick Peterson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A student at Walden School has been arrested after police say he posted a death threat against the school's principal on Facebook.

According to an arrest report, 18-year-old Patrick C. Peterson had been suspended from the St. Matthews school when, on Wednesday, he posted the threat against Linda Vanhouten, the principal.

Police say it was posted on, "a secondary Facebook account linked to his main account."

According to an arrest report, the threat stated, "Death or school VH you decide."

St Matthews Police interviewed Peterson at the police station, where he allegedly gave a full confession to posting the threat, explaining that "VH" was, in fact, Linda Vanhouten.

Peterson was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening, a felony.

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