Published: Fri, March 02, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Teen charged with threatening to 'shoot up' West Melbourne school

Teen charged with threatening to 'shoot up' West Melbourne school

Another local student is under arrest and facing felony charges for making threats against a high school.

A student threat made against Billerica Memorial High School Thursday afternoon marks the third of its kind this week in the Greater Lowell area.

Police were immediately notified and an investigation began.


Police say the student was removed from school has been charged with Breach of Peace. The former student said she had spoken with a different student at the high school, "Student B".

This email is a follow up to the communication I sent last night regarding a threat to West High School through social media. Since the horrific school shootings in Florida, school districts across the nation have had to cope with this foolish, reckless behavior - a lot of them by students.

School officials say there will be a law enforcement officer in every school indefinitely. During the investigation, officials identified the suspect as 17-year-old Fernando Vasquez and located a firearm in his auto. The Chesterfield Police Department was made aware of the threat Wednesday at 10:30pm.


"No weapons have been found at this time", Phillips said Tuesday evening, adding that the investigation was ongoing. Allen was booked in the Livingston Parish Detention Center with a $25,000 bond. The students and staff are safe and there is no additional concern of risk or injury.

The 17-minute duration is for the 17 students and staff at the Florida school who were killed by a gunman.

The 14-year-old is accused of telling a student he meant to shoot another student. She said students told her at their forum that they wanted more information, and MCPS will start to figure out how and what to teach students.


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