ITHACA, N.Y. — A 17-year-old male was arrested and charged with a felony after threatening to “shoot up” Ithaca High School and kill a classmate.
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Jacob Rollins-Young is charged with felony making a terroristic threat, the Ithaca Police Department said in a news release. Police said a photo of the teen will not be released.
Rollins-Young reportedly began arguing with a classmate on Facebook about the topic of feminism when he threatened to kill the student and use an “assault-type” rifle to shoot students in the cafeteria on Monday.
School officials said in an email that the student would not be at school for the week and that an increased police presence would be on campus.
School officials did not return a request for comment Monday.
The news release from police states the following:
In the late evening of March 14, 2016 Jacob Rollins-Young was arrested in connection with posts that he made on Facebook regarding threats to carryout a mass shooting at the Ithaca High School. Rollins-Young was arraigned in Ithaca City Court in front of Judge Wallace. Rollins-Young was released to the custody of a family member under the supervision of Day Reporting. Rollins-Young is scheduled to reappear in Ithaca City Court on March 25, 2016.
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