A 17-year-old student was arrested in Ohio for posting a photo of himself on Facebook holding a rifle as he threatened to kill students at his high school.
Just one day after a school shooting that devastated Chardon High School in Ohio, the local teen was arrested after posting a new Facebook profile picture that showed him posing with an assault rifle.
According to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office they apprehended the 17-year-old Crestwood High School student on Tuesday morning, after several concerned citizens called in about the image.
Some of his posts also reportedly raised concerns.
Lt. Gregory A. Johnson told CBS Cleveland that the student had, on multiple occasions, posted status updates that celebrated school violence.
“I’m close to going on a stabbing spree,” one post, written on Feb. 22, said. “I can’t take some of these people anymore.”
“Who agrees with their friend that it’s a good idea to shoot up a school?” the teen wrote just hours after the school shooting that has claimed three lives so far.
Students reportedly expressed concern to school officials, who alerted the local authorities. He was arrested as soon as he arrived on campus.
At present, he is being held at the Portage/Geauga County Juvenile Detention Facility, and appeared in court on Feb. 29.