Tuesday 23 January 2018

School on lockdown after teen's threat to 'kill all the girls' at school 'because they wouldn't send him nudes'

The fifteen year old has been taken into custody after threatening to bring a shotgun and pistol into school 'on Friday'

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

An Idaho teenager has been arrested after making threats to "kill all the girls" at his school because "no one will give any (nudes) to me".

A fifteen-year-old has been arrested and a school placed on lockdown after the teen wrote on social media and in messages to his classmates that he was going to bring a shotgun and pistol to school "on Friday and kill all the girls".

He was charged with one count of threatening violence and telephone harassment in relation to the threats made in messages. There has been no confirmation of weapon possession.

The threats spread on social media on Wednesday and were reported to officials, leading to a "controlled access code" lockdown at Highland High School while police officers investigated.

The teen allegedly wrote on Twitter and Facebook that he would bring a gun to school and kill all his female classmates before taking his own life.

KIDK TV obtained a screenshot of messages between the teen and a friend in which he wrote:

"(I’m) serious I have a 12 gauge shotgun and a 9 mm pistol I will bring and start killing everyone... I also have hunting knives I can bring".

The disbelieving reply read: "This... over freaking nudes?", to which the teen allegedly wrote "because no-one will give them to me... everyone hates me.... and I will kill myself after".

Local authorities acted fast following reports of the threats and the teen is currently in police custody.

As little as two weeks ago, an Oregon student Christopher Harper-Mercer killed nine and wounded nine at Umpqua Community College in Oregon before taking his own life after a shoot-out with police. 

In 2014, University of California student Elliot Rodgers posted a YouTube video in which he discussed his anger that "girls have never been attracted to me" and said "I will punish all of you". Shortly after posting the video, Rodgers stabbed and killed three people in his accomodation before killing three and injuring six in a drive-by shooting on the college's Santa Barbara campus.

According to this website, there have been 298 mass shootings in the United States in 2015.

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