18-year-old PikeView student charged with making terroristic threats


WVOW News


PRINCETON A student at PikeView High School is charged with making terroristic threats.


The charges filed Thursday against 18-year-old Amiliyon Urell Barnes after a video was posted to his SnapChat account deemed a threat. The school was placed on lockdown briefly while Barnes was taken into custody.


The video featured pictures of a number of Barnes’ fellow students at PikeView with their heads circled, crosshairs drawn on their face, and the word “dead” written on the picture, according to state police,


The criminal complaint indicates Barnes told school administrator the post was was only a game. The investigating trooper also noted the video had been seen by multiple students at PikeView High School and was posted to other social media sites.


The State Police have submitted documentation to SnapChat to preserve Barnes’ account for evidence.


Barnes was arraigned and bond was set at $20,000 with a requirement of home confinement.

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