Sevastopol Student Arrested for Threatening Social Media Post

After consulting with the district attorney’s office last week, the Door County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 17-year old Sevastopol student for a social media post he made late last week. The post, which included a picture of assault rifles, criticized the school administration for its handling of a nationwide threat. On Thursday, the school district locked down the campus after learning about a post threatening to shoot up a school with the letters “SHS.” The post was later determined to have been made by a 17-year old girl in Ohio. The local teenager was arrested Friday and appeared in Door County court on Monday. He reportedly told investigators that the post was not a threat and he had no intention of taking a gun to school. We’re told that the Door County District Attorney’s office has taken a “zero tolerance” approach to these types of messages, given the recent mass murder in Florida. The sheriff’s department has also decided to err on the side of caution when handling incidents of a threatening nature.

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