Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Police make multiple arrests for school threats following Florida school shooting

Police make multiple arrests for school threats following Florida school shooting

Crawford believes there were several red flags that were ignored by law enforcement prior to last week's deadly school shooting in Florida.

Billings Public Schools superintendent Terry Bouck addressed threats against schools on social media on Wednesday night in the wake of a Florida school shooting.

The Ohio-based organization said that the normal average is around 10 threats a day.

The arrests of the four juveniles and one adult follow posts made on Snapchat threatening Corydon (KOHR'-eh-duhn) Central High School and are the latest in numerous similar threats in IN since the shooting last week at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.

Most of the threats have come from California, with Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and IL rounding out the top five.

The latest data comes as President Trump, Congress, state and local officials are grappling with how to stop school shootings.

In Danville, a student was arrested following a verbal threat against students and staff.

Police have made some arrests in the various threats and are still investigating others. It has been over a week since 18-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at his former high school. In Houston, Texas, a 17-year-old was arrested for possessing a gun in their jacket pocket at school, according to a report by CNN. Unfortunately, too many are using social media as a playground to bully and make threats.

Broome High School in SC also faced a scare after a student posted a photo to Snapchat depicting himself wearing a mask and holding an assault rifle. Dozens of weapons, including semiautomatic rifles, handguns and ammunition, were recovered from the home of one of the suspects.

In Bloomington, an 11 and 12-year-old boy were arrested on intimidation charges for posting a video threat on social media.

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