Deputies: Man made social media threat to shoot third-graders for talking about his mom

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — According to officials, a man said he was just joking when he threatened on social media to shoot third-graders at a Wake County elementary school.

Isaiah David Napier, 18, is now charged with with making a false report concerning mass violence on an educational property and is scheduled to appear in front of a judge Tuesday.

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Wake Forest police said Napier was arrested after a tipster pointed out a concerning Snapchat post.

"Any threat against school property and children of this county will be taken seriously no matter what your age and no matter the intent," said Eric Curry, with the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Napier allegedly posted a picture of himself on Snapchat holding what appeared to be a rifle and threatened to shoot third-graders at a nearby school for calling his mom names.

Wake County deputies credit the person who notified law enforcement officers for Napier's arrest.

"They immediately took steps to call the authorities for us to step in to invest. That's the kind of community support we need to have," said Curry.

Deputies said the weapon seen in Napier's post was actually an airsoft gun.

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