Teen Arrested for Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ High School

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By Wire Service
March 24, 2019US News
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Teen Arrested for Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ High School
Assumption high school. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

A 16-year-old student has been charged in connection to a threat made against Assumption High School.

The threat was taken very seriously, but was thankfully, deemed to not be credible.

Around 11:35 a.m. on March 21, the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from Assumption High School regarding a possible threat.

Several students had shown a social media post which suggested someone was allegedly planning to “shoot up Assumption High School tomorrow.”

The threat was contained in a screenshot of what appeared to be a text message conversation, but investigators later learned it was orchestrated by the 16-year-old acting alone.

The teen then posted the screenshot of the fake text message conversation to Snapchat. The screenshot was then circulated on other social media outlets.

Detectives with Lafourche and Assumption Parishes worked to identify the teen suspect, and after questioning, he admitted to his role in the incident.

He was charged with false communication with the intent to cause an emergency response and placed into the Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility in Thibodaux.

Investigators do not believe there is any credible or imminent threat to Assumption High School, and school resumed as normal on Friday, March 22.

Additional law enforcement officers were assigned to Assumption High School on Friday out of an abundance of caution.

New York Teen, Opened Fire on Crowd, Charged

WARNING: VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING!

A gunman identified by the NYPD as 16-year-old Edgar Garcia opens fire
A gunman identified by the NYPD as 16-year-old Edgar Garcia opens fire on a crowded street in the Bronx borough of N.Y., on Feb. 22, 2019. (New York City Police Department via AP)

A teenager, 16-year-old Edgar Garcia, has been charged with opening fire on a crowded New York City street, sending several people running for cover.

video circulated by the New York Police Department showed bystanders, including a little girl running as the gunman fired several shots. No one was hit by the gunfire.

In the video, the little girl can be seen holding a backpack and walking down the sidewalk before the man approaches and fires in her direction as she takes off running. Police say Garcia was aiming at another man who was down the block.

The footage was recorded on Gerard Avenue in the Bronx borough of the city on Feb. 22 around 2 p.m.

A gunman identified by the NYPD as 16-year-old Edgar Garcia opens fire
A gunman identified by the NYPD as 16-year-old Edgar Garcia opens fire on a crowded street in the Bronx borough of N.Y., on Feb. 22, 2019. (New York City Police Department via AP)

Police say 16-year-old Edgar Garcia was arrested on Friday, March 1, and is suspected of being the gunman in the video.

Garcia faces charges including attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm, and reckless endangerment. It’s not clear if he has an attorney who can speak for him.

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The Associated Press contributed to this article

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