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Texas teen claiming to be actively spreading COVID-19 on social media arrested

Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 16:49:34-04

CARROLTON, TX — Police have arrested a Texan teen who claimed on social media to have COVID-19 and was actively spreading it.

Carrollton police arrested 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga Tuesday morning after she surrendered at the Carrollton City Jail.

According to police, Maradiaga says she's negative for COVID-19, and police have no proof she tested positive.

Maradiaga is charged with terroristic threat, a third-degree felony.

Her bond was set at $20,000 and she was transferred to the Denton County Jail, police said.