Teen arrested after threatening American Airlines on Twitter

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Teen arrested after threatening American Airlines on Twitter

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Apr 14, 2014

A 14-year-old Dutch teen was arrested after sending a threatening message to American Airlines on Twitter. Because it was a direct violation of Twitter's "abusive behavior policy," the social media site has since suspended the girl's account.

"Sarah" tweeted American Airlines under her Twitter handle @QueenDemetriax_ on April 13.

"@AmericanAir hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye," read the tweet sent at 5:37 p.m.

American Airlines. in turn,replied, "@QueenDemetriax_ Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI."

"Sarah" followed-up with multiple apologies, including stating that she was "just a girl" and placing the blame for the terrorist tweet on a friend.

The teen was charged with "'posting a false or alarming announcement' under Dutch law," reports CNN.

American Airines spokesman Matt Miller tells CNN, "At American, the safety of our passengers and crew is our top priority. We take security matters very seriously and work with authorities on a case-by-case basis." The company's replies to "Sarah" were removed once the proper authorities were contacted. 

Read below for a compilation of @QueenDemetriax_'s tweets as created by another Twitter user.

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.