- 18-year-old arrested for posting photo with guns.
- Corey Anderson posted a photo with guns, asking where the nearest school was.
- Authorities confirm that he had pellet guns.
On May 24, an terrible tragedy occurred in Uvalde, Texas when an 18-year-old opened fire in an elementary school, killing 19 children along with two teachers. Since then, at least two districts have closed their schools after finding firearms among their students. Now a similar threat has been reported.
Teen arrested after posting photo posing with guns
A high school student, identified as 18-year-old Corey Anderson, made a joke without imagining that he would end up being arrested for threatening to attack a school. The young man posted a photo posing with guns. But that was not all, he also had the brilliant idea of asking where the nearest school was. Filed Under: Man photo arms arrested.
The high school student was immediately criticized and the police intervened, accusing him of posting a written or electronic threat about carrying out a mass shooting similar to the one that occurred on Tuesday, May 24 in Uvalde.
Corey Anderson asked where the nearest school was in a post showing off his guns
El Tiempo reported that 18-year-old Corey Anderson, from Los Angeles, Florida was arrested by the authorities after sharing a photograph on social media where he was posing with firearms. The Los Angeles sheriff spoke about the incident.
“This type of threat is unacceptable. This man intentionally instilled fear into our community as a sick joke, but be warned, this is no laughing matter,” Sheriff Chad Chronister told local media. Filed Under: Man photo arms arrested.
Authorities acted immediately and arrested the 18-year-old
The officers detailed that the young man, who is the same age as the Texas school shooter, posted a photo with the following message, “Hey, Siri, directions to the nearest school.” This set off the alarms and authorities responded immediately. Filed Under: Man photo arms arrested.
“We will do everything in our power to stop and charge those who make threats to schools. Protecting students is our highest priority. We take school threats very seriously, if you see something suspicious, contact us immediately,” the sheriff added to his statement according to the NewsExplorer.
What was meant as a joke ended in a teen’s arrest
Following the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, academic institutions across the United States have hired additional security personnel and restricted visitors as they grapple with a new wave of copycat threats.
A high school students idea of a joke led the authorities to take action and the 18-year-old was arrested before he could actually harm anyone. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the pistol and rifle in the photo were pellet guns. Filed Under: Man photo arms arrested.
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