A Snapchat hinting at the possibility of a mass shooting caught the attention of concerned Vermilion High School officials and resulted in the arrest of a student March 18, according to an Erie County Sheriff’s Office offense report.
Sheriff’s deputies tracked down the 16-year-old female student who they say is responsible for sharing the photo, which pictured a 16-year-old male student holding what appeared to be a shotgun with the caption “Did someone say mass shooting.”
The report said Vermilion High was having a concert the evening of March 18 and officials were concerned about the safety of those attending the event.
A Vermilion High resource officer told deputies he received multiple complaints regarding the photo and school officials requested extra officers attend the event as a result.
The male in the photo was identified and deputies responded to his home in the 8100 block of Cemetery Road in Vermilion Township, the report said.
Upon locating the teen, deputies learned the gun he was holding in the picture was actually a BB gun and he was not the one who distributed the image, according to the report.
The 16-year-old female responsible for sharing the photo and writing the caption was located inside the Cemetery Road home, the report said.
She admitted to posting the photo in her Snapchat story on March 17, but indicated it was “stupid” and “just a joke,” according to the report.
The female was arrested and charged with a single count of aggravated menacing, the report said. She was then taken to the Erie County Detention…
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