Cony High School Student Triggers Investigation After Posting Photo of Gun, Concerning Words
An investigation is underway and additional police are staffed at Augusta, Maine's Cony High School following an apparent threating-type message by a student.
The Kennebec Journal is reporting that school officials were made aware of a threatening looking SnapChat message that was sent Monday evening by a student who is not currently in the country.
The photo apparently showed a hand on a rifle and included a threatening message about shooting up the school.
According to the article published by the Kennebec Journal,
A copy of the image obtained by the Kennebec Journal shows a person’s hand on a rifle with the words “Finna shoot this (expletive) tmr,” and a red blood drop emoji.
Deputy Chief of the Augusta, Maine Police Department, Kevin Lully, told reporters that while it's a disturbing image, no actual threat was conveyed directly to the school. Though, as most officials and parents will agree, you can't be to careful, especially when it comes to the safety of our schools.
Reports of the concerning image came into school officials late Monday night from a parent. It was at that time that school officials contacted the Augusta Police who, along with the School Resource Officer, had additional units at area schools on Tuesday.
The KJ reports that police were stationed at Cony High School, Cony Middle School and the Capital Area Technical Center, all which are located on Pierce Drive in Augusta.
This is a developing story and we will continue to keep it updated as more information becomes available to us.