- The Washington Times - Friday, October 9, 2015

Police have apprehended 15-year-old Idaho boy after he allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school and “kill all the girls.”

The warnings were reportedly posted Tuesday night on the student’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and quickly circulated among classmates, prompting officials to place Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho, on lockdown early Wednesday.

According to students, the teen threatened violence after becoming distraught over not receiving any naked photos from girls at his school.

“Some kid who was having attention problems with specifically the cheerleaders, didn’t get nudes. He was asking for some inappropriate things,” Highland student Isaac Gomez told KPVI News.

Screenshots obtained by local media outlets purportedly show a conversation that took place Tuesday evening over Twitter in which the teen discussed his plans.



“Fine then, I will bring a gun to school on Friday and shoot all the girls,” the student allegedly wrote.

“Over freaking nudes?” a friend replied.

“Because no one will give any to me. Every one hates me. And I hate [redacted]. Also I want to kill myself,” the boy responded.

Authorities charged the suspect, who has not been identified since he is a minor, with one count of threatening violence at a school and another count of telephone harassment.

The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District said the student was being held at a juvenile detention center, and it was not immediately clear if any weapons were apprehended during an investigation into the threats.

“He legitimately sounded like he had this all planned out,” Isaac Gomez told KPVI. “His last text that I read, he said, ‘Hopefully everyone writes a good will because I’m coming on Friday at 9:30 first period, I’m gonna start shooting from B hall, down C hall.’”

The supposed threats surfaced online less than two weeks after Oregon student Christopher Harper-Mercer killed nine victims and himself after opening fire at Umpqua Community College. Authorities said they were investigating reports that the gunman may have foreshadowed the event with postings on the Internet.

Earlier this week, security was heightened across several colleges in the Philadelphia area after an individual wrote on the website 4chan of a planned attack inspired by the Oregon incident.

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