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Police: Friendswood mom helps officers arrest, charge teen son for making school threat

Friendswood PD says a mom was driving her son to the police station after he allegedly made a threat on Snapchat about the deadly school shooting in Florida. The teen was arrested and charged for making a terroristic threat.
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FRIENDSWOOD, Texas - A Friendswood mom helped police arrest her teenage son for allegedly making a threat on social media.

Friendswood Police officers on April 5 received the Snapchat threat that said, "Let's turn Fwood into Florida."

The threat had a photo of someone wearing a mask and holding what appeared to be a gun.

A Friendswood High School resource officer who saw the post recognized the teen and the orange hoodie the boy was wearing, police said.

As officers were watching the house where the teen lived, they saw the boy and his mom drive off.

When police stopped them, they say the mother told officers she was taking her son to the police station because of the Snapchat threat and let officers search the teen's room where the orange hoodie, airsoft rifle and mask seen in the photo were found.

The 16-year-old has been charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, and was taken to the Galveston County Juvenile Detention Center.