Ohio teen arrested for posing with gun, writing violent posts on Facebook
(CBS/CBS CLEVELAND) MANTUA, Ohio - Police arrested a 17-year-old male high school student in Ohio after he allegedly posted a profile picture on Facebook that showed him holding an assault rifle.
Officials at Crestwood High School in Mantua, Ohio, 20 minutes north of Chardon, notified deputies Tuesday morning of the image, reports CBS Cleveland.
"Who agrees with their friend that it's a good idea to shoot up a school?," the teen reportedly wrote just hours after the Monday school shooting in Chardon that left three students dead and two others injured.Lt. Gregory A. Johnson of the Portage County Sheriff's Office told CBS Cleveland that the student had, on more than one occasion, posted status updates that alluded to school violence.
"I'm close to going on a stabbing spree," one post, written on Feb. 22, reportedly said. "I can't take some of these people anymore."
The Ohio student reportedly faces two counts of inducing panic, one count each of aggravated menacing and telecommunications harassment, all of which are first-degree misdemeanors.
The teen was arrested as soon as he arrived on campus Tuesday and is currently being held at the Portage/ Geauga Juvenile Detention Facility, reports CBS Cleveland.
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