Student in custody after threat of gun violence at Wasatch High School

Student in custody after threat of gun violence at Wasatch High School

(KUTV)- A 15-year-old boy faces serious charges after making a Snapchat post that contained a threat of gun violence towards Wasatch High School Wednesday evening.

The Snapchat post showed the suspect holding a gun. The video was captioned, "Don't come to school tomorrow."

According to police, a female student saw the post and contacted police who immediately made contact with the suspect.

The suspect, also a student at WHS, was cooperative with the investigation and was taken into custody. Local law enforcement believes there is no remaining threat to student safety.

Police say the suspect did not have an orchestrated plan to actually come to the school and harm others. He inappropriately thought it was funny, police say.

The child faces a felony charge for terroristic threats and one class A misdemeanor for aggravated assault.

The gun shown in the Snapchat video came from a neighbor of the suspect, who is in the process of moving houses. The gun used in the video is normally more secure than it was, police say.

Police are in communication with the suspect's family and neighbor.

Heber City Police Department says they appreciate the student who saw the post and followed the “if you see something, say something,” which was emphasized by Wasatch High School Faculty and Staff earlier this week.

On the following day, additional law enforcement officers were present at the school all day.

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