WRENTHAM, Mass. (WBZ-AM) — A Wrentham student is facing criminal charges after posting a threatening message against his school on social media. The student said the message was meant as a joke.
The King Philip High School student posted a picture of himself on Snapchat holding an airsoft rifle.
“If I sent this to you, don’t go to school Monday,” the student said in the post.
Fellow students told school staff about the threat. Superintendent Paul Zinni said an investigation was launched with police. No threatening or dangerous items in the school were found.
“There’s no danger for students in the school thanks to the quick response of our students who got it to us, and the appropriate actions of our administrative team. The situation was managed quickly,” Zinni said.
The student who posted the threat has been suspended for 10 days and will face criminal charges in Dedham Juvenile Court.
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports