14-Year-Old Charged With Threatening Salesianum High School On Social Media


Magnolia- Delaware State Police arrested a Magnolia teenager after it was discovered that he posted threatening comments on social media towards a High School, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m. when Troopers were informed by an employee of the Caesar Rodney School District of a concerning post that was posted on social media. The post depicted a subject holding a handgun while making a threatening statement towards Salesianum High School in Wilmington, according to Jaffe.

Through further investigations, it was determined that the subject in the post was identified as a  14-year-old former Salesianum High School Student, according to Jaffe.

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Troopers responded to the 14-year-old residence in Magnolia. Contact was made with the 14-year-old and the mother.

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, at approximately 1:05 p.m., the 14-year-old was brought to Troop 3 with the parent and subsequently charged with Possession of a Firearm (Handgun) by Person Prohibited (Juvenile) and Terroristic Threatening. The 14-year-old was arraigned out of Family Court and committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center on $12,500.00 secured bond.

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