Teen with AK-47 Arrested Over Threats to Shoot Up High School

Police found an AK-47, along with 180 rounds of ammunition in the suspect’s home.

WASHINGTON – A 17-year-old male who police say threatened to shoot up his ex-girlfriend’s high school was arrested on Friday.

D.C. police say he told his ex-girlfriend he would kill her and her family at her house and then go to Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Md., and “shoot it up,” reports WTOP. He also threatened to attack his ex-girlfriend’s mother at her place of work.

He had been sought since June 14 when the girl reported she had received threats via cell phone texts, reports the Washington Post.

Police believe the teen was planning to carry out the attacks on Friday. They found an AK-47, along with 180 rounds of ammunition in the unidentified suspect’s home.

Court documents also indicate the suspect had posted online video of his ex-girlfriend performing sexual acts.

The school principal sent a letter home to parents three days after the suspect had made his threats, but some parents are complaining that the delayed notification prevented them from taking precautions.

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