LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A Fayetteville High School student was arrested on Friday morning after making a threat to “shoot up the school.”
According to Fayetteville Public Schools, a student posted a message on Snapchat Thursday that said, “shoot up the high school like they did in Florida”.
CBS affiliate 5NEWS reports that police were made aware of the Snapchat post Thursday around 7 p.m.
Police investigated through the night interviewing the student and their guardians. The student claimed the post was a joke but due to the seriousness of the post and the recent school shooting in Florida, the student was arrested on Friday around 2 a.m.
Police say the student is being held at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center.
Fayetteville Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Matthew Wendt released a statement on Twitter, stating, “When we are made aware of any type of threat, we work together with the police to act swiftly and decisively. We look forward to a regular day of school today.”