Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fifteen-year-old arrested on felony charge after posted threats to "shoot up" Carthage High School

(From the Carthage Police Department)

Update to Threat at CHS

At 0917 hrs the Carthage Police Department received information from Carthage R-9 staff regarding an Instagram post making a threat to “Shoot up CHS on Monday” officers were dispatched to Carthage Schools to help ensure safety.

With the assistance of Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, there was police presence at all our schools.

Carthage R-9 staff and investigators teamed up and worked every lead they could in an effort to find the person responsible for making the threat. We take each and every threat reported to us as a credible threat until proven otherwise.

After several hours of investigation, leads developed a suspect who was identified as a 15-year-old  juvenile male Carthage resident. The juvenile was arrested for Terroristic Threats- Class D Felony without incident and transported to the Jasper County Juvenile Office with the case being referred to them.

At this time, it appears the juvenile had not taken any substantial steps to follow through with the threats.

We would like to thank our community for being vigilant in matters concerning our youth’s safety and as always encourage you to report any matters that concern you. We would also like to thank Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Cyber Crimes Task Force and Carthage R-9 School District for they assistance and cooperation during this incident.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They need to make an example of him to deter others from doing this same thing.
Zero tolerance.