A teen who posted a Snapchat photo of a gun pointed at students has been arrested.
The teen, who was under the age of 18 at the time of the arrest, was booked into juvenile hall. The juvenile justice system works differently than the adult criminal justice system and, as such, you can not hire a Manhattan Beach bail bondsman to post bail bonds for a minor.
Authorities say the young man, who is not being publicly identified due to his age, was charged on suspicion of making criminal threats. News reports indicated he was released to the custody of his parents.
Investigators say the photo in question involved the merging of two photos, in which the suspect “pasted” a photo of his father’s rifle over a photo of his classmates.
He was later confronted by his classmates and decided to delete the photo, but by that point, both parents and police had been notified.
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