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Boy in custody after allegedly posting ‘disturbing’ social media post involving gun


A boy is in custody after a “disturbing” social media post involving a gun was made Friday, according to Roanoke County Police.

Police said authorities were notified of the social media post by a Cave Spring Middle School employee Friday evening.

We’re told after investigating, police determined the origin of the post and took the boy into custody.

The boy was taken to a juvenile detention center, and police said charges are pending.


Roanoke County Police are investigating “concerning social media posts” made after school hours on Friday.

As a result, Roanoke County Public Schools are cancelling all Saturday events at Cave Spring Middle School.

The school district posted on Facebook around 8 a.m. Saturday:

A school district spokesperson, Chuck Lionberger, tells 10 News that the district is working with police to determine the source of a series of concerning Facebook posts.

He says there are no concerns about anyone in danger, but out of an abundance of caution, the district made the decision to cancel school activities.

Source: WSLS News 10

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