A threat of a school shooting made its rounds on social media Friday sparking fear and confusion at Cheyenne High School.
The threat could have played a part in why two students were arrested for bringing a gun onto campus Friday.
On Thursday, Clark County School District Police started looking into that Snapchat post which claimed someone was going to shoot up Cheyenne High School Friday. However, after investigating, police said the threat wasn’t credible.
The two teens were arrested at Cheyenne High School because CCSD Police said they recorded a video, showing a gun in a backpack before posting it to social media. During the video the teens said, if someone tried to shoot up the school, “they would take care of it.”
Their statements may be in response to a Snapchat post that read someone would kill kids at the school on Friday.
“I see that person posted it, that person posted it, and then I was like, I don’t think it’s a joke anymore,” said Trent Aguilar, student. “But I don’t know honestly.”
“Sometimes, I worry especially now that my brother goes here because they’re younger than me and I really care about them,” said Bryan Ramirez, student.
“I think parents need to investigate a little closer,” said Renee Washington, a family member of a student who attends Cheyenne High School. “I think they need to be monitoring those things when you have teenagers.”
- The two teens both face four charges:
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possession of a deadly weapon on school property
- Minor in possession of a weapon
- Conspiracy to possess a deadly weapon on school property
It’s a scary situation for parents and guardians to hear about
“No parent wants to send their child to school to be killed,” said Washington. “No parent.”
The two teens were taken to the juvenile detention center.