FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A Fresno High School student was arrested Tuesday for posting on social media threatening to commit a shooting at school, the Fresno Police Department said.
Around 6:15 a.m., the Police Department received a report of a threat to “shoot up a school.”
The reporting party, a Fresno High School administrator, became aware of the Instagram post, recognized the poster as a Fresno High Student and alerted the Police Department, police said.
The Instagram post contained a picture of the student with the following caption below it, “felt cute might shoot up a school later.”
Officers located the 16-year-old on the campus prior to school starting and detained him.
A search of the juvenile’s home was conducted.
No firearms were located, however, two pellet guns were seized, police said.
The juvenile was arrested on charges of making criminal threats — which is a felony.
The teen was booked into Fresno County Jail.
The Fresno Police Department and Fresno Unified School District have a zero-tolerance approach to these incidents which instill unnecessary fear into students, teachers and the community, police said.