A Florida teen faces felony costs after he made a menace to do violence in a Snapchat submit.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Workplace was first suggested of the attainable menace Tuesday night time when the 15-yr-previous scholar posted a photograph of a gun with textual content that learn,” Faculty gunna be lit tomorrow.”
Snapchat is a social community and messaging app the place customers can ship pictures or movies to one another. The posts sometimes disappear after they’re seen by the recipient.
Deputies and detectives responded to the teenager’s house, the place he was questioned and the gun was decided to be an Airsoft gun, in response to a launch from SCSO.
The 15-yr-previous was charged with a single felony rely of menace to kill or do bodily damage, and was booked Wednesday afternoon into the Sarasota County Jail. He was launched to the Division of Juvenile Justice.
Regulation enforcement offered additional presence on the teen’s faculty, Riverview Excessive Faculty in Sarasota, on Wednesday.
“This incident ought to function a robust reminder to younger those that threats, regardless of how they’re delivered, are taken significantly by regulation enforcement,” stated Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight. “Mother and father ought to proceed to show their youngsters tips on how to responsibly use social media and as all the time, in the event that they see or hear one thing suspicious, report it instantly.”
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