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Man Arrested After "Threatening Death Or Injury At A School" In Social Media Post Days After Uvalde Shooting

Man Arrested After "threatening Death Or Injury At A School" In Social Media Post Days After Uvalde Shooting
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A man was arrested in Virginia after he shared a post in which he was threatening a local school.

Cameron Sears, 23, made the threats days after Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old gunman, killed 19 children and 2 adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in one of the most horrifying massacres in recent times.

During his arrest, Sears was charged with "threats of death or injury to persons on school property." The police were made aware of his threats and immediately took action.

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Man Arrested After "threatening Death Or Injury At A School" In Social Media Post Days After Uvalde Shooting

Sears lives in Suffolk, and he was held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail after he was arrested.

So far, the post he shared on social media has not been made public. It seems that the post has already been deleted.

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According to a statement the police made after the man's arrest, the authorities were informed of the threats Sears had posted at 1:02 pm on May 28. The tip informed them of the threatening social media post, which pertained to an act of violence against a school.

After they investigated the post, they eventually found Sears, who is a Suffolk resident.

He was arrested and charged with threats of death or injury to persons on school property.

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The police force went on to claim that the investigation was still ongoing and said that there was no other information available at the time. They also asked anyone with further information to get in touch with the police.

Sears' arrest comes after a 16-year-old from Long Island was put under arrest for threatening a school in Suffolk County, New York.

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The teen made an Instagram post claiming that there might be a mass shooting at a local school the next day.

After authorities searched the boy's home, they found no weapons. However, the teen was charged with making a terrorist threat. He was also charged with aggravated harassment.

Raymond Tierney, Suffolk District Attorney, told the media that such threats were being taken very seriously. Tierney assured the public that the authorities were devoting resources to ensuring that children were safe.

He also thanked the local police for acting quickly. After learning of the threat, the police collaborated with the District Attorney to find the person responsible for the threat.