JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- A high school student is accused of threatening gun violence against his classmates, although he told authorities it was all just a joke.
Police say staff at Junction City High School contacted them late Friday afternoon. They allegedly showed investigators a Snapchat photo of the male student posing with a gun.
The caption on the photo allegedly read: "Don't come to school tomorrow."
Police say they immediately went to the suspect's home and said the student was cooperative. He reportedly told investigators that the photo was a joke and he had no intention of harming anybody.
Police said the weapon in the photo turned out to be an air-powered BB gun.
The student was arrested and taken to the Lane County juvenile detention center on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment.