Monday 25 June 2018

Gardaí quiz teen after school shooting threat posted online

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Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardaí questioned a youth in relation to social media posts in which he made references to carrying out a school shooting.

The secondary school student, from the east of the country, was questioned by gardaí yesterday evening.

It is understood the youth posted a reference to carrying out a school shooting on social media site Instagram.

The alarm was raised and gardaí followed up on the report by visiting his home. The young student told gardaí he posted the reference "as a joke".

A source told the Irish Independent gardaí explained the seriousness of the situation to him.

"They explained the seriousness of what he was saying, and he understands it was wrong," a source said.

The schoolboy has since removed the post from online. His parents were also made aware of the situation.

There were no arrests made.

Irish Independent

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