Timothy S. Walters III, 14, was arrested for making threats against a school.
Delaware State Police arrested a Magnolia teenager after it was discovered he posted threatening comments directed at a high school on social media.
The preliminary investigation determined the incident occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at about 10 a.m. Around that time state troopers were informed by a Caesar Rodney School District about concerning post that was made on social media.
The post depicted a subject, identified as 14-year-old Timothy S. Walters III, holding a handgun while making a threatening statement towards Salesianum High School in Wilmington.
Through further investigations, it was determined Walters had recently been removed from Salesianum High School and was in the process of being enrolled at Caesar Rodney High School.
On Jan. 24 at about 11:50 p.m., Troopers responded to Walters' residence in the unit block of Apple Blossom Dr., Magnolia. Contact was made with Walters and his mother. It was discovered at this point that there were firearms in the residence that had all been accounted for.
On Thursday, Jan. 25 at about 1:05 p.m., Walters was brought to Troop 3 with his parent, and subsequently charged with possession of a firearm (handgun) by person prohibited (juvenile) and terroristic threatening.
Walters was arraigned out of Family Court and committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center on $12,500.00 secured bond.