16-Year-Old Arrested for Creating Instagram Threat Relating to his School
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A 16-year-old student from Nashville School of the Arts faces a Juvenile Court detention hearing this afternoon as a result of his arrest late Saturday night for creating an Instagram post that implied he was going to commit acts of violence at the school. South Precinct officers took the student into custody at his home at 10:45 p.m. Saturday. The investigation began after multiple persons reportedly saw the Instagram post.
The 16-year-old admitted to officers that he was responsible for the post, which he said was created as a joke.
The MNPD and the District Attorney’s Office take threats to our schools very seriously, regardless of the motive, and will launch criminal investigations into them. Teens are cautioned that there is zero tolerance for such actions.
The 16-year-old in this case is charged with making a false report of an emergency, a felony.