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Coast 16-year-old arrested after school threat post with rifles and Trump flag, sheriff says

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A 16-year-old was arrested Thursday after posting a picture of guns along with a threat to West Harrison High school on social media, the Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said in a press release.

The sheriff’s office released a screenshot of the post Friday. It shows rifles lined up against the bed of a truck, with a Trump flag and a Confederate flag above it. The caption reads “west harrison ain’t ready for round 2” just days after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

The teen was arrested on a charge of making terrorist threats and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Facility.

A school resource officer on duty at the high school received information on the post and notified the sheriff’s office and the school.

Investigators went to the teen’s home and arrested them without incident. The guns in the post along with other evidence was seized.

According to the sheriff’s office, the teen was a student at the high school in 2018 but was not registered for the 2019 school year.

The teen will be held without bond at the center pending his appearance before a family court judge.

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