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Teen charged with making threats, has rifle confiscated

February 20, 2018

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teen has been arrested and had his rifle confiscated after posting a threatening video online.

A Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office news release says 18-year-old Kane Watson was charged Monday with making threats to do bodily harm and making a false report. Officials didn’t say which school, if any, Watson attended or whether it was a specific target.

Detectives say Watson posted a video to Snapchat that showed a tactical rifle being removed from a case and loaded with a magazine. A caption with the video said, “Don’t go to school.”

Detectives linked the post to Watson, and deputies went to his Crawfordville home that afternoon. Authorities say Watson admitted to posting the video, explaining that he did it to deal with stress through humor.

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