A 14 year old Elkhorn Valley View Middle School student remains in the Douglas County Youth Center accused of making threats on social media. County Attorney Don Kleine says the arrest was made after someone noticed something and spoke out.
Kleine says, “He was online gaming last week with somebody last week, I think Wednesday. During the course of conversation while online gaming he said something about shooting up the school. The other person was from St. Louis and reported that to the authorities. They contacted the FBI. The FBI contacted the Omaha Field Office of the FBI. The FBI agent here contacted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. They investigated and contacted our office and filed the terroristic threat charge.”
Kleine says they asked him to be detained but he was released. After his release the teen made another statement about sparing somebody at a table at the school and he was going to do something. The boy was picked up again and is being detained and evaluated in the juvenile court system.
The FBI and Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of the boy’s home. They looked at computers and the boy’s cell phone to access the threat itself. Kleine says there could be several end results. He says, “He could be placed out of home. He could be placed on probation. He could be sent to the Youth Development Center in Kearney. There are a lot of options the judge has but it is obviously to fix this person and see what the problem is.”
Officials determined that no one at the school was in danger.