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Police: Port St. Lucie teen posts photo of guns on Snapchat, sparks investigation

Posted at 12:58 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 18:47:26-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A social media post that appeared to target a St. Lucie County high school sparked a police investigation.

Port St. Lucie police said they were notified of a Snapchat post on Sunday around 3:30 p.m. The post showed a picture of several guns with the caption, "If the Pats win don’t come tmr."

According to police, Port. St. Lucie detectives teamed up with St. Lucie County School Security and identified the person who posted the photo as a 15-year-old student from Centennial High School.

Police said they went to the teen's home and made contact with him and his parents. Officers searched his home but didn't find any guns or weapons.

Port St. Lucie police said the teen claimed he got the picture from another social media site and did not take the photo himself.

Police said there is no threat to students or staff at Centennial High School.

There's no word yet if that 15-year-old student is under arrest, or what type of discipline he may face.