Stu­dent ar­rested over Snapchat threat to school

The Dallas Morning News - - North Texas - Sara Ma­galio

A ninth-grader was taken into cus­tody Thurs­day night af­ter al­legedly post­ing a Snapchat video show­ing a gun and a warn­ing to stu­dents at a North Ar­ling­ton char­ter school.

“Don’t come to school to­mor­row,” a cap­tion on the video said.

Po­lice got a call around 9:40 p.m. from a par­ent whose child showed them the Snapchat video. In the video, a stu­dent re­moves a hand­gun from a uni­form blazer and puts it in­side a back­pack. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing this tip, po­lice tracked down the stu­dent, who at­tends a char­ter school in North Ar­ling­ton. Po­lice did not iden­tify the school.

The stu­dent ad­mit­ted post­ing the video, and po­lice also dis­cov­ered that the weapon shown in the video was a BB gun. The stu­dent was ar­rested on a charge of felony ter­ror­is­tic threat and taken to the Tar­rant County Ju­ve­nile De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

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