Student Arrested For Making Terroristic Threat Because Patriots Won The Superbowl
High School Student Threatens To Shoot Up School Over Patriots Victory
A teenager has been arrested over comments he made on social media where he threatened to shoot up his high school because he was upset that the New England Patriots won the Superbowl on Sunday.
The teenager is 17-year-old Jashon Taylor, a student at Belton High School.
A probable cause statement says Taylor was mad that the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night, so on Snapchat he threatened to shoot up Belton High School. The court document states he said in part: “Bro i hate the patriots and every fan they have… OMG im f****n pissed. Let it be known im shooting Belton tomorrow or tuesday whenever i go back. Imma find every hoe bragging and blast them.”
One of Taylor’s Snapchat followers took a screenshot and emailed it to police. When officers went to Taylor’s home and asked if he knew why they were there, he replied: “It’s about what was posted on Snapchat.” His mom asked him about what he posted, and he replied: “about shooting up the school.”
Taylor was arrested and admitted that he wrote and posted the statement on Snapchat. He took the post down after only 15 minutes because multiple people had contacted him urging him to take it down.
Fox4KC also reports that online court records show that Taylor was released on a signature bond and no future court has been set.
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