17-year-old Fremont student faces charges after Snapchat post

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FREMONT, Nebraska (AP) - A 17-year-old is facing multiple charges after Fremont police say he posted a Snapchat featuring a firearm.

A police department news release says a Fremont High School administrator called authorities Thursday morning after a student posted a Snapchat involving what appeared to be a firearm. Police say the post indicated a possible threat against the school.

Snapchat is a social media site where users can post videos or photos that are automatically erased after a certain time frame.

The 17-year-old suspected of making the post was not at school and was contacted at home. The firearm was later located at another residence and determined to be an airsoft gun.

An investigation determined the complaint was valid and the teenager was charged with terroristic threats, disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct.