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Are Local Teens Who Allegedly Wanted to Join ISIS "Good Girls," Victims of Online Predator?

Update: National and even international attention continues to focus on three Denver-area girls who were taken into custody because of suspicions that they planned to join the ISIS terror group in Syria (see our previous coverage below). But even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was thanking Germany for its assistance in stopping the alleged plot, a school district spokeswoman was describing the teens as "good girls" who were victims of recruitment she likened to the efforts of online predators. Continue for the latest, including photos, video and audio.

See also: Shannon Conley, Arvada Teen, Pleads Guilty to Trying to Aid ISIS Terror Group

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