South Lake Tahoe PD: No credible threat at high school after student’s Snapchat post sparks concern |

South Lake Tahoe PD: No credible threat at high school after student’s Snapchat post sparks concern

After receiving a complaint about a troubling social media post made by a South Tahoe High School student, law enforcement has concluded there is no credible threat at the school.

South Lake Tahoe police officers and El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in Meyers on Monday, Jan. 15, after receiving a report that a 10th-grade student had posted a possible threat on his Snapchat account. According to a press release, the post concerned bringing a gun to school and shooting people.

The student’s bedroom was searched and officers found two BB guns. No real firearms were found in the house and the student does not have access to any firearms, according to authorities, who determined the post was not a direct threat to the school or anyone in the school.

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, the SLTPD school resource officer received screenshots of the student’s Snapchat and Instagram accounts. The screenshots were taken by other STHS students who had seen the posts.

The student posted two photos of himself holding his two BB guns. One BB gun was a 1911 style handgun and the other was an AR-15 style assault rifle.

The school resource officer made a follow-up visit with the student and confirmed there was no direct threat, according to the press release.

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