San Angelo student targeted ‘specific student groups,’ no guns found at home
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- San Angelo police said a 16-year-old Central High School student – accused of threatening to shoot up the school -- planned to “target specific student groups.”
The teenager was arrested yesterday after police say he used using Snapchat to make the threats.
Police searched the suspect’s home but did not find any weapons.
The suspect is charged with making a terroristic threat causing fear of imminent serious bodily injury. In this case, it’s a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
After the arrest, police responded to multiple reports of imminent threats of campus violence also circulating on Snapchat.
The snap included the photo of a “partially-masked male holding what appeared to be an assault rifle while posing for a selfie in front of a bathroom mirror,” according to police.
A message on the snap read “Round 2 of Florida tomorrow,” referring to the school shooting in south Florida that left 17 dead.
It turns out the photo was taken by a high school student in South Carolina who was later arrested.
“Any threat of violence, regardless if it is made fictitiously, that depletes law enforcement and school resources at a time when the nation is grieving alongside the community of Parkland, Florida, will receive our full attention and perpetrators will be charged accordingly with the maximum applicable charge,” police said.