Lowell high schooler arrested, charged after Snapchat threat

LOWELL, Mass. (WHDH) — A Lowell High School student was arrested and charged Friday after a threat against the school was allegedly posted on Snapchat.

Police said the threat, which involved a possible firearm, was posted around 7 a.m. They said it was directed at the high school. Police said the message was a written threat and that nobody was injured.

“A kid on Snapchat said he showed a gun off,” one student told 7News.

Lowell police and staff from Lowell Public Schools were notified about the incident. Parents said they were pleased with the swift action that was taken in handling the situation.

The student accused of making the threat was charged with making threats that cause the disruption of school. The student has not been identified.

Officials said there is no threat to the community but additional officers were brought in as a precaution.


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