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Sterling teen charged after making threats toward Dominion High School on social media

Image teen posted on Snapchat. Courtesy Photo
A 16-year-old high school student from Sterling was charged today after making threats on social media toward Dominion High School, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Charges against the teen, whose name cannot be released because he is a juvenile, include making threats by writing or electronic messages to kill or do harm.

LCSO say the teen was identified on May 2 after an LCSO school resource officer learned of the social media posts.

Although there were firearms located inside the home that belonged to a relative of the teen, the investigation determined there was no threat to the school.

LCSO investigated the case in coordination with Loudoun County Public Schools.

The teenager is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.


That photo was not from his house. He got it off the Internet and simply slapped a snapchat text label on it.

But that’s ok, let’s roll out the tired, “civilian versions of military weapons” line.

who is the irresponsible relative who allowed access to these civilian versions of military weapons? If lives had been taken that person should also be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law. If you own guns and you teenager has access without you, that is a huge problem.

If he is being charged as an adult or as a minor?

Agree 100%, Riverman.

Society has made a serious mistake in hiding the names of these goons. I can understand it for younger students but not those 16 or older. If they are old enough to “assume” they are responsible enough to have a driver’s license they are old enough to take responsibility for other things they are involved in. That includes having
their name made public when they get out of line.
Are their names also not revealed when they are stopped for DUI? If so that is an excellent example of adult stupidity.

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