DUBLIN — A 14-year-old was arrested after sending social-media messages exhibiting himself waving a gun to a middle-school scholar final week, authorities stated Monday.
Police didn’t determine the teenager due to his age, however stated he was arrested on suspicion of creating terrorist threats by way of the web after sending two Snapchat movies to a scholar from Wells Center College, situated on Penn Drive.
Based on a message despatched to oldsters from Principal Robert Slauson, the movies confirmed the teenager waving a gun.
Police stated the juvenile suspected of the crime doesn’t attend college within the Dublin Unified College District.
“These days, with instances the best way they’re, we’re going to take any menace of any nature critically,” Dublin police Capt. Nate Schmidt stated. “We’ve positively seen an uptick of those threats reported over the previous couple of years. You consider youngsters and the way they are often. One thing may look like a joke to them or others, however that is no joke.”
Slauson wrote an e-mail to oldsters of Wells college students to tell them of the menace and arrest. The movies had been made in September however solely despatched final week, police stated.
The Wells scholar knowledgeable college officers, who then contacted police. Their investigation additionally deemed there have been no threats particularly in opposition to any of the varsity’s college students or employees and that the varsity campus was secure, Schmidt stated.