MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) – A 15-year-old boy has been charged after posting a comment on Facebook on Wednesday night saying he had feelings of wanting to kill someone.
The Morristown Police Department said they were notified early Thursday morning by a family member of a local high school student after they discovered the post on social media.
“Our department takes seriously any threats made to harm someone,” said MPD Chief Roger Overholt in a press release. “Posts made to social media can indicate someone’s intent and they will be investigated and taken seriously. We thank the individuals who reported this posting to our department.”
Officers and investigators were later able to identify and locate the teen.
After interviewing the teen and consulting with the local district attorney’s office, charges are being placed for harassment and disorderly conduct.
He has been placed in a juvenile holding facility.