Po­lice: Stu­dent charged af­ter post­ing on­line school threat

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

A 16-year-old D.C. high school stu­dent is fac­ing a felony threat charge af­ter po­lice say he posted photo of him­self on In­sta­gram with the words “school shooter” and gun emo­jis.

The Eastern Se­nior High School stu­dent was ar­rested Mon­day af­ter an ad­min­is­tra­tor alerted po­lice. Po­lice spokesman Dustin Stern­beck said sev­eral guns were found at the teen’s home.

The stu­dent was charged as a ju­ve­nile with felony threats. His name was not re­leased be­cause he is a ju­ve­nile.

D.C. Pub­lic Schools is­sued a state­ment say­ing the threat was “taken very se­ri­ously, was quickly re­solved with min­i­mal dis­rup­tion, and is be­ing treated as an iso­lated in­ci­dent.”

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