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NC parent arrested after son makes school shooting threat

Orontes Rogers

Back before the Thanksgiving holiday,  an image was posted to Snapchat of a student of Carrboro High School in North Carolina brandishing a gun. Another student added a caption to the photo which indicated that students who attend the school could be in danger. Basically, police interpreted the Snapchat as a school shooting threat and investigated the purported threat.

However, it was a parent of one of the students who ended up being arrested. 38-year-old Orontes Rogers has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and failure to store a firearm to protect a minor. No word on where Rogers obtained the firearm, but it’s North Carolina so it’s not that hard to get one.

I think in 2019, I posted more about parents getting arrested for their kids being involved in various elements of school violence than I have in the prior 18 years combined. If parents keep refusing to keep guns out of the hands of their kids, I hope it’s a trend that continues. Maybe then ‘responsible’ gun-owning parents will start actually being responsible.

(Sources)
WRAL
News & Observer

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