A student at Lewiston-Porter High School, is accused and was arrested for sending violent messages through the Snapchat social network, threatening his school with carrying a high-caliber firearm. Another student is also accused of being an accomplice, but will be arrested as soon as he is located by the authorities.
The Lewiston police office in New York received a tip about threats that a high school in the city had received, which had been distributed through social networks. The threats warned that this week they would bring an AR-15 rifle to the school premises, Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte said.
The agents arrived at the home of a minor, who turned out to be a victim of identity theft, to create a fake profile on Snapchat. The student’s mother stated that her son, a seventh-grade student at the school, has been threatened with racial slurs since last December by some students.
The researchers tracked the devices that they drove to the home of the boy who had made the false account and who had made the terrorist threats. The 12-year-old teenager was detained by authorities.
Exists a second student who is an accomplice of this act of threats, but the minor is outside the US and will be arrested as soon as he returns, Private told 7News.
Vanessa Crogan, mother of the boy whose identity was stolen, He posted on his Facebook profile about the threats his son has received from the defendants, who have offended him with racist insults. The woman explained that she notified the school administrators of these threats, but she believed that they did nothing, since now this fact that involved her child turned out to be.
Lewiston-Porter Schools Superintendent Paul Casseri told 7News that they are acutely aware of racial comments that put students at risk.
“That kind of behavior, those words are in no way representative of what our school and school district is all about. We don’t want our students to experience those kinds of feelings and those kinds of words,” Casseri said.
The arrested student is charged with Felony Class D Terrorist ThreatsThird Degree Threatening, Second Degree Aggravated Harassment, and Fifth Degree Conspiracy. The case will be taken through the Family Court, depending on the age of the child.
Likewise, Chief Private also stated that they are waiting for the second student to arrest him and if there are more involved in this issue, the necessary measures will be taken to prevent this type of harassment and threats in state schools.
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