Reedley police arrest two high school students in Snapchat gun post

REEDLEY, Calif. - Two Reedley students were arrested Thursday after police found a gun that had made the rounds on Snapchat, the Reedley Police Department said Friday.

Police were notified of a Snapchat post circulating at Reedley High School showing someone holding a handgun, police said. During the investigation, it was determined the person was a juvenile and may have taken the picture while on campus.

The subject was identified and immediately detained by investigators while on campus, police said.

Police believe the gun changed hands several times, and the student they'd detained no longer had possession of the it.

As a precautionary measure, the school was placed on lock down while officers searched for the gun. After two hours of searching, no weapon was found on the campus, and the lock down was lifted.

After lengthy interviews of two suspects, one provided investigators with the location of the firearm, police said. It was then recovered and found to be an unloaded Springfield XD .40 caliber which had previously been reported as stolen in the state of Idaho.

The two juvenile students have been arrested and transported to the Fresno County Juvenile Justice Center on felony charges of making a terroristic threat, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm on school grounds.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Detective Johnathon Cates at (559)637-4250 ext. 331.


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