An Idaho high school went into temporary lockdown Wednesday after a 15-year-old boy reportedly threatened online to bring a gun to school and “kill all the girls” for refusing to send him nude photos. The student has since been arrested and is being charged with telephone harassment and threatening violence at a school.
Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho instituted “controlled access” Wednesday morning after word spread on social media that the teenager was threatening to shoot female students. One student told news station KVPI that the student, whose name has not been released, was specifically upset that no cheerleaders wanted to share their noodz: “Some kid who was having attention problems with specifically the cheerleaders, didn’t get nudes. He was asking for some inappropriate things.” An anonymous, burn book sort of Twitter account also makes reference to the incident:
Local News 8 posted screenshots of a supposed conversation between the student and one of the girls he was trying to extort.
“Fine then, I will bring a gun to school Friday and kill all the girls,” he writes. “In [sic] serious I have a 12 gauge shotgun and a 9 mm pistol I will bring and start killing everyone.”
The student added that he also has “hunting knifes” and that he planned to work his way through the school before killing himself in the weight room. All because no one would give him any nude photos: “Every one hates me. And I hate [redacted]. And I will kill my self after.”
It’s certainly a mystery why no one was tempted to send this upstanding young man some provocative photos. He was reportedly taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. and charged with the threat and harassment counts, both misdemeanors.
Highland High School. Image via Google Maps