We are learning more about a school threat, this time in Warren.
The threat was posted to Snapchat and sent to students who attend Quaboag Regional High School and comes in the wake of the latest school shooting, just last week in Texas.
Parents of students who attend Quaboag Regional High School told Western Mass News that they learned of a school threat Wednesday night.
“We’ve noticed through the years, it’s gotten progressively worse unfortunately. It’s a bigger concern," said one parent, who asked us to conceal his identity because his child fears retaliation.
This is the reality parents are living day to day, across the country.
After recent mass shootings in schools in Florida and Texas, parents said they’ve seen an uptick in school threats.
“We have to have a lot of faith in the police department," that parent added.
The threat surfaced on Snapchat, vague in nature
Dozens people reported the video to the Warren Police Department. Many of them, children.
“I’m very proud that he had the courage to speak up.” the parent noted.
Warren Police Chief Bruce Spiewakowski added, “The kids were really our first line of defense here. They’re really in tune to the Snapchat and the Facebook.”
Spiewakowski said that those who filed reports did the right thing: if you see something, say something.
“We take every one seriously," Spiewakowski explained.
The 15-year-old student accused of posting this threat lives in Chicopee, according to police, and was arrested by the Chicopee Police Department. He was then transferred to the Warren Police Department.
Since he is a minor, we have no further information on the suspect at this time.
Copyright 2018 Western Mass News (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.