Teen creates fake Instagram account to post threats against Lake Charles high school
POSTED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:04pm
LAKE CHARLES, LA (NBC33) — A teen was arrested for terrorizing after the student allegedly used an Instagram account to threaten classmates and faculty at a Lake Charles high school.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the investigation was launched on Friday, April 5. An account on the photosharing site contained images with threats directed towards individuals at Barbe High School. The images claimed that the threats would be carried out on Monday.
Investigators were able to track the IP address from which the account was created, which lead them to a 14-year-old who attends the high school.
Although officials say they have not found any evidence to support the teen’s online claims for violence, the individual was arrested and charged with Terrorizing.