Teen in custody for shooting threat
High school student threatens to shoot Trump, classmate
LISBON — A United High School boy, alleged to have threatened to shoot both President-elect Donald Trump and a classmate, was taken to the Tobin Center by a deputy from the county sheriff’s office on Wednesday.
According to sheriff’s reports, a 14-year-old Salem boy told his mother he had been threatened by another boy during lunch on Wednesday at United High School. The boy claimed his classmate wanted him to hide a 9 mm handgun in his backpack when they go on an upcoming school trip to Washington D.C.
The other boy reportedly wanted to bring the gun on the trip so he could shoot Trump.
When the 14-year-old boy refused to go along with the idea of putting the gun into his backpack, the other boy then reportedly threatened to bring his handgun to school on Thursday and shoot the 14-year-old boy in the head.
Deputies spoke to the Hanoverton area boy and his mother. He told deputies he was just joking around with his classmate. He was taken into custody and will be cited into county juvenile court with menacing.