High school student charged with making terroristic threats after social media post
A 15-year-old Ohio student is facing serious charges after allegedly posting a threat and a photo of an electrical device on a social media app.
According to a release from Elyria police, the post was reported to police after a separate phone threat was made on Monday.
The threatening caller said an explosive device was planted in a trash bin at the high school and claimed to be a student who was upset with his teachers for a failing grade, WJW reports.
The caller threatened to shoot up the school and made threats against students, faculty and police.
As police were investigating the high school, a parent called police about a post made by her son's friend. It showed what seemed to be a homemade electrical device illuminated by multicolored lights.
The caption said, "Say I won't bring this (expletive) to school. ALLAHU ALBAR."
Police contacted the student, a 10th grader, who admitted to posting the photo because he was upset about students making fun of him. He removed the post shortly after putting it up because people assumed he had called in the bomb threat.
Police found the device from the post and determined that it was not explosive.
The student now faces charges of making terroristic threats and inducing panic. The investigation is still underway.