Hanlin Majewski, an 18-year-old from St. Petersburg, was arrested over the weekend after making a school threat on social media, according to WFLA. The report states that the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was contacted after Majewski posted a concerning message on Snapchat.
Majewski allegedly posted a photo of a young man with a handgun and black tactical vest with the caption “don’t come to school tomorrow.”
She was then arrested for threatening communications or threats of mass shootings.
When confronted, Majewski claimed she meant no harm by the message and that it was a fake gun — with police recovering the items in the Snapchat photo before determining the gun was, in fact, a fake.
From the report:
When deputies responded to Majewski’s home, they say she admitted she took the picture, typed the caption and posted it. She told deputies the 17-year-old boy in the picture was holding a fake gun and said she “meant no harm by posting the image.’ Deputies later identified the boy in the photo and contacted his parents, who said he does not have access to any weapons or firearms. Deputies recovered the tactical vest and airsoft BB gun that were seen in the Snapchat.
They learned he was playing with the BB gun just before Majewski took his picture.
Neither Majewski nor the boy who was photographed attends a traditional high school. Majewski is currently a student at Florida Virtual School, while the boy is homeschooled.
Earlier this weekend, a student at Florida Atlantic University, was arrested for posting a threat on social media when he took to Twitter to voice his frustration against a professor who issued a test in the early hours of the day. Remember, everyone, be smart about what you post on social media.