Junction City student arrested over picture

Police say he posted a Snapchat picture of himself with a gun, saying, "Don't come to school tomorrow."

Posted: Jun. 8, 2018 11:51 PM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- A high school student is accused of threatening gun violence against his classmates, although he told authorities it was all just a joke.

Police say staff at Junction City High School contacted them late Friday afternoon. They allegedly showed investigators a Snapchat photo of the male student posing with a gun.

The caption on the photo allegedly read: "Don't come to school tomorrow."

Police say they immediately went to the suspect's home and said the student was cooperative. He reportedly told investigators that the photo was a joke and he had no intention of harming anybody.

Police said the weapon in the photo turned out to be an air-powered BB gun.

The student was arrested and taken to the Lane County juvenile detention center on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment.

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