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15-Year-Old Boy Charged for Snapchat Video Threatening School Shooting

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    Student Charged for Allegedly Threatening School Shooting

    Police say a 15-year-old student at Shawsheen Tech made a Snapchat video, showing what appeared to be a real gun and making threatening remarks to commit a school shooting.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018)

    Emotions ran high at a Massachusetts high school after students got word of the arrest of a classmate.

    “I just think it’s sad that I feel nervous being in my school which is a place to be educated,” said Kimberley Vincent, a student at Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Billerica.

    It’s yet another threat disturbing another school community.

    “You drop these kids off and you don’t know if you’ll see them at the end of the day,” said parent Karen Melo, who has two children at the school.

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    Police say a 15-year-old student at Shawsheen Tech, who hasn't been identified, made a SnapChat video, showing what appeared to be a real gun and making threatening remarks to commit a school shooting.

    His mother found the video late Monday night and called police.

    “I’d do the same thing,” said parent Harry Jones.

    When police arrived at the home, they found an airsoft rifle and airsoft handgun.

    Both just shoot BB’s.

    No firearms were found.

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    It’s unknown what the teen’s intentions were, and the threat never mentioned a specific school.

    Still, the boy was arrested for threatening use of a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime.

    “You as a parent have to take some responsibility for your children if your children are doing something dangerous, illegal, and putting themselves in danger,” said parent Sandra Morales. “It’s your responsibility as a parent to do something about it.”

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