School shooting threat linked to East High found to be false alarm
A school resource officer at Lincoln East High School was contacted by the FBI Wednesday as part of an investigation into a possible school shooting threat.
Officials say the apparent threat stemmed from a post on Twitter, which authorities traced back to a former East High student.
That person was contacted by the FBI and the resource officer as he was carrying a guitar case to up to the school, at which time it was discovered he was not the person responsible.
The school went into lock down mode for a short period of time out of an "abundance of precaution."
Further investigation revealed a 17-year-old male, who is home schooled, was responsible for the tweet.
The teen and his father were contacted by the FBI, and the teen said the post was a joke.
The teen was released to his father and referred to the county attorney’s office, but was not charged.
Lincoln Police say the post was considered to be a legitimate threat.
The tweet has been taken down.