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Bloomington teenager arrested after threatening school shooting on Snapchat


Bloomington Police Department officers were called to Bloomington High School South on March 30 in response to a Snapchat video of a 17-year-old boy waving a handgun and threatening a school shooting, according to the Herald Times.

The suspect is not a student in the Monroe County Community School Corporation district, according to a MCCSC official. 

A sheriff’s deputy and BPD officer responded to a call from the school at 1:53 p.m. A school resource officer learned about the video from students who received it via social media, according to a police report.

According to the Herald Times, it was determined the suspect lived within city limits, and BPD officers went to the teenager’s home and arrested him at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday. Officers found the teen at home with his mother, confiscated a handgun and took him into custody. 

BPD Capt. Ryan Pedigo said a report filed in the case didn’t say if the gun was loaded or if any ammunition was found at the apartment.

The 17-year-old was charged with intimidation with a deadly weapon in juvenile court and was transported to the Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village, according to the article. 

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