Two 14-year-old girls in Ohio may be facing expulsion from school and possible criminal charges after posting a photo on Instagram that appeared to be threatening a school shooting. Police were called to Findlay High School earlier this week regarding the photo.
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In the image, the girls are holding plastic guns and standing on either side of a handwritten poster board sign that reads “I hate everyone, you hate everyone. Let’s shoot up the school at homecoming.” The Instagram caption reads: “If school shooting was a sport. America would get the gold.”
Though the picture seems like an obvious prank, schools take these types of incidents very seriously. The girls were suspended and a meeting with school officials may lead to expulsion.
“The case is under investigation and charges are going to be (filed),” said Findlay Police Lt. Robert Ring.