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Former Student Accused of Making Snapchat Threats to Auburn High School in Auburn, Massachusetts

The former student made threats via Snapchat

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    Authorities say Marcus Rodriguez, a former student of Auburn High School, threatened the school and its students via Snapchat. (Published Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016)

    A former student in Massachusetts allegedly made threats against his one-time high school on Snapchat. 

    Police arrested 18-year-old Marcus A. Rodriguez of Auburn Thursday morning.

    According to police, Rodriguez is accused of threatening Auburn High School and its students.

    Officers responded to the school around 8 a.m. and placed the school on a soft lockdown as a precaution.

    In the videos, Rodriguez made threats of using firearms against students at the school.

    Rodriguez is known to police and was arrested Wednesday on motor vehicle charges as well as on May 23, 2016 after causing a disturbance in the lobby of the police station following the murder of Auburn police officer Ronald Tarantino.

    Rodriguez will be arraigned in Worcecster District Court on charges of threatening the use or presence of an explosive or firearm in a school or public building, threatening to commit a crime (murder), and disturbing a school assembly.

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