14-year-old boy arrested for threatening violence against students in online chat room
ST. ROSE, LA — A 14-year-old boy is being held on a $100,000 bond after he admitted to making threats of mass violence in an online chat room.
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the teen is a student from the town of St. Rose. However, he made the threats against students at a high school in Fayetteville, N.C.
“The juvenile made threats in a chat room to shoot students at the high school, naming particular students in the threat,” officials said in a press release. “Once questioned by officers, the juvenile allegedly admitted to making the threats in order to see the reaction of the students in the chat room.”
The teen told detectives he learned the students’ names from social media accounts. He said his goal was to “make them think the threat was real.”
The teen was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 8. He is charged with one count of Terrorizing. He was booked into the Assumption Juvenile Detention Center.