A 14-year-old was charged with threatening a mass shooting, Brighton Mayor Stephanie Chapman-Washam said Wednesday.

The Brighton High School resource officer became aware of a threat to “shoot up the school” made through Snapchat on Wednesday morning.


The student, who lives in Atoka, was identified and interviewed by police. He was then arrested and charged with making a threat of mass violence on school property.

He was released into the custody of his parents, removed from the school, and will go to juvenile court later this month.

This is the third threat of violence at Brighton schools in the six weeks that school has been in session. The first two were bomb threats at Brighton Middle, one coming in on the second day of the school year and the other following by the end of the month.

The 14-year-old is the first one who has been charged this school year, however.

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