NEW: Jupiter High student puts BB gun, threat on Snapchat, is arrested

A Jupiter High School student faces criminal charges after allegedly bringing a BB gun to school and posting it on social media with a threat, the Palm Beach County School District said Thursday afternoon.

The student’s name, age and criminal charges were not released by the district. School officials did not say what the threat was, but that the photo of the gun posted to Snapchat — a social media platform where users send photos to each other that self-destruct after an allotted amount of time — was taken in a classroom at the school.

Principal Colleen Iannitti sent a recorded message Thursday to parents, making them aware of the situation. Iannitti said two students saw the photo and alerted school officials.

“I want to assure you that we take these matters seriously, and our administration acted quickly as soon as the matter was reported to them,” she said. “I want to thank the students who did not hesitate to notify our team once they saw the post on Snapchat.”

This incident comes after a student was arrested a Jeaga Middle School in suburban West Palm Beach on Nov. 1 for bringing ammunition and a gun to school. The 12-year-old boy will remain on home detention on gun-related charges.

On Oct. 26, a 14-year-old Royal Palm Beach High School student was shot by a 17-year-old student after a fight on the school bus.

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