Boy charged with making social media threats to High School

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Delaware State Police arrested a Magnolia teenager after it was discovered that he posted threatening comments on social media towards a High School

MAGNOLIA (DE): a 14-year-old Magnolia boy is under arrest after he created an image post on social media that showed him holding a gun and making threatening statements towards Salesianum High School in Wilmington, where he was once a student.

Police say, on Wednesday around 10:00 a.m. they were informed by an employee of the Caesar Rodney School District of the concerning the post. Police confirmed the post “depicted a subject holding a handgun while making a threatening statement towards Salesianum High School in Wilmington.”

According to police spokesman, Michael Austin, through further investigations, it was determined that the subject in the post was identified as 14-year-old Timothy S. Walters 3rd. Timothy had recently been removed from Salesianum High School and was in the process of being enrolled at Caesar Rodney High School.

Troopers responded to Timothy’s residence located in the unit block of Apple Blossom Dr., Magnolia on Wednesday just before 12:00 p.m. Contact was made with Timothy and his mother. It was discovered at this point that there were firearms in the residence that had all been accounted for., Austin said.

On Thursday just after 1:00 p.m., Timothy was brought to Troop 3 with his parent, and subsequently charged with Possession of a Firearm (Handgun) by Person Prohibited (Juvenile) and Terroristic Threatening. Timothy was arraigned out of Family Court and committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center on $12,500.00 secured bond.


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