Student Arrested After Shooting Threat At Fayetteville High School

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville High School student was arrested after making a threat to shoot up the school.

According to Fayetteville Public Schools, a student posted a Snapchat Thursday (Feb. 15) that read, “shoot up the high school like they did in Florida.”

Police were made aware of the snapchat post Thursday (Feb. 15) around 7:00 p.m.

Police investigated through the night interviewing the student and the student’s guardians. Police found a rifle at the student’s home, but no ammunition.

According to police, the student claims the post was a joke, but due to the seriousness of the post and the recent school shooting in Florida, the student was arrested Friday (Feb. 16) at 2:00 a.m.

According to police, the student is being held at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center.

Fayetteville Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt released a statement on Twitter. “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.”