An Idaho teen was arrested after telling friends that he would be bringing guns and knives to school and killing his classmates because girls wouldn’t send him nude photos.
The unnamed 15-year-old student bragged to a friend in text messages about having a 12-gauge shotgun, a pistol and knives that he was planning to bring to Highland High School and use in a mass shooting.
“I will bring a gun to school Friday and shoot all the girls,” the teen wrote.
“Don’t do that,” the friend responded.
“I will. I'm serious. Will do it at 9.30 Friday during first hour. In [sic] serious I have [a] 12 gauge shotgun and a 9mm pistol I will bring and start killing everyone,” the boy replied, saying that he was angry that girls wouldn’t send him “nudes” because everyone hated him.
He even mentioned a female classmate by name.
“Also I will kill myself after,” he wrote.
The teen also reportedly used Twitter to lash out at cheerleaders in school, make threats towards President Obama and make racist comments about black people.
“The school district and Pocatello Police Department worked in partnership to investigate a threat of harm to a student or students,” a school district spokesperson said.
“The threat was posted on social media and was reported to school officials. The District and Police Department have completed their investigation. A suspect is in custody and is being held in the juvenile detention center. School officials notified the School Resource Officer, who is an officer with the Pocatello Police Department, and they immediately began investigating the threat.”
The school was subsequently closed in order to monitor the threat.
“Every threat is taken very seriously and measures such as controlled access are implemented to keep students safe,” the spokesperson said. “Counselors are available at the school for students who may need additional emotional support.”