Instagram Threat Closes Two California Schools, Guns Found at Teen’s Home

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NBCConnecticut.com

Two Fresno, California, Catholic schools were closed Tuesday and a 15-year-old boy was being evaluated at a mental health facility after police investigating a threat made on Instagram found an arsenal of high-powered weapons at the boy's home, authorities said.
The boy — a sophomore at San Joaquin Memorial High School — wasn't identified because he's a juvenile. His father and a third individual who asked to join in carrying out the threat were also being investigated, police said.

The Instagram post quoted lyrics from Eminem's "Rap God," in which he refers to the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado — specifically, a passage that mentions lining up seven kids and shooting them. Additional original lyrics specifically mentioned "a whole school of bullies."

School officials alerted police Monday night to the post, which rapidly spread among the school's student body.

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