Report by Paula Antolini
March 31, 2018 6:18PM EDT
Brookfield Police Arrest Juvenile for Making Social Media Post Containing Threatening Message and AR-15 Style Rifle Photo
The Brookfield Police Department 3-29-18:
Brookfield Police were called to Brookfield High School mid-morning on Wednesday after three students made school administrators aware of a social media post, from the night before, that caused them concern.
School administration promptly located and brought the student who made the post to the school office and notified police. The student’s parents were notified and came to the school. The student was removed from the school and subsequently arrested by police. The 16 year old juvenile was charged with Threatening, 1st Degree, a Class D Felony, and referred to Juvenile Court.
The social media post depicted what police investigation determined to be an airsoft facsimile rifle modeled after an AR-15 style rifle with two airsoft magazines and 4 different sized rounds of ammunition – all in the possession of police as a part of the investigation. There was a text message on the post that was threatening in nature, relating to the school day on Wednesday. No weapons were found in the school.
Brookfield police, in an abundance of caution, will have additional security at Brookfield High School tomorrow.