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Bruton High student arrested after threat posted on social media with picture of gun

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 15, 2021

YORK COUNTY, Va. - A student was arrested after videos were posted on social media of a threat with a picture of a gun.

York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office received reports Wednesday around noon that a threat with the picture of the gun was posted on social media by a 17-year-old Bruton High School student.

Deputies and investigators found the student responsible for the threat. They say he did not attend school Wednesday and was taken into custody around 2:15 p.m.

The student was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Firearm on School Property, Threats to Shoot or Burn at a School, and Underage Possession of a Firearm. He was then taken to the Merrimac Detention Center where he is awaiting a detention hearing.

This incident follows the fatal shooting of a student that took place Tuesday night at a Newport News school.