Student Threatens To “Shoot Up” High School

A 17 year-old student at a Johnston County high school has been arrested after she allegedly threatened to commit an act of mass violence.

An assistant principal at a school in New York discovered a message reportedly posted on a Facebook page alleging the person would “shoot up” the school. The New York school official contacted Clayton High School last Thursday.  They in turn notified Johnston County deputies.

Authorities said they located the student, Viana Prospero of Parkridge Drive, Clayton after school last Thursday.  Prospero reportedly admitted to posting the comment but said she meant it as a joke.  However, she could not tell authorities why she posted the comments, according to Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell.

Prospero was charged with making a false report of mass violence, a felony. She was released from custody on a $1,000 bond.