16-year-old in Hollywood jailed after publishing hazard on social networks
A 16-year-old former McArthur High School trainee has actually been jailed after publishing a disturbing video and photo with a threatening caption on social networks.
Hollywood Cops jailed Wilmer Guerrero Martinez on Wednesday after a video showing a person pulling out a gun in a class and pointing it at students was uploaded to his social networks account.
The post was also followed by a picture with text reading in part “Everybody delighted to go back to school and I’m disputing on whether I need to carry my handgun with me like last year.”
Several individuals notified authorities of the threatening posts on Martinez’s account on Tuesday night.
“It’s troubling. It’s frightening, especially during the first week of school,” said Hollywood Cops Public Details Officer Miranda Grossman.
Cops think the video might have been taken during the 2017-18 academic year.
7News electronic cameras recorded Martinez strolling into the Juvenile Assessment Center.
“Because of the nerve of residents to call the police, in addition to our proactive policing enforcement of the MSDHS Public Safety Act, we were able to take him into custody and stop a possibly dangerous scenario,” said Hollywood Authorities Chief Chris O’Brien.
Martinez had been expelled from McArthur High School in 2018 after he brought ammo into the school.
“Officers are really alert and taking security very seriously. They took this incident extremely seriously and now he’s being charged with a felony,” said Grossman.
He deals with a felony charge of electronic risk to kill.
A family member of teenager, Elba Bermudez-Martinez, has also been arrested for obstructing the investigation. Her relationship to Martinez is unknown.
Authorities commend those who called them about the social networks post and said the kind of behavior showed in the video will not be tolerated.
“Detectives might definitely utilize anybody else that might know about this, might have heard something, might have seen something,” said Grossman. “Once again, please come forward.”
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