A 10th grader was arrested Wednesday afternoon accused of terrorizing through a picture posted to social media allegedly threating another student.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office confirmed an administrator at Baton Rouge High School contacted EBRSO on Sept. 14th regarding a student posting a photo of himself with a gun and a threatening message to his personal social media account last night, Sept. 13, 2022.
The school administration was notified by anonymous students.
The 15-yr-old student was not at school on Wednesday, Sept. 14th so the EBRSO deputy went and interviewed him at his home. That’s when EBRSO said the student admitted to posting the image saying it was just a joke.
“He also told the deputy that the weapon in the photo was an airsoft gun only,” according to EBRSO. “His mother corroborated this.”
Details surrounding his arrest are limited but sources tell Unfiltered with Kiran it was over a post made to a social media platform allegedly threating a female student for “snitching” on him the day before.
The student’s name will not be released since he is a 15-yr-old juvenile. He was booked into the EBR juvenile detention center.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System did issue a statement:
On Wednesday afternoon, EBR school security staff notified law enforcement of reports they received about a BRMHS student allegedly posting a threat on social media. Responding officers located and arrested the accused student and charged him with “Terrorizing.” The student has been suspended and is scheduled for an expulsion hearing next week.
A School Resource Officer has been assigned to the BRMHS campus tomorrow to ensure all security measures are strictly followed. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s detectives are still investigating the matter, and we will keep you updated as we receive further information.
Please be assured that student and staff safety are the highest priority at our school, and it is our duty to keep you informed of anything that may be a concern. Thank you for your attention to this situation. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions.