A Boxford teenager made threats involving shooting a fellow student and administrators at Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Danvers after he claimed they didn't respond to his complaints of being bullied.
Tyler Huntress, 17, was initially turned in to police by his girlfriend, to whom he sent a series of text messages that mentioned blowing up or burning down the school and dismembering and torturing classmates, the Salem News reports.
In one text, when the girl advised Huntress to “forget” the school, he responded by saying, “I need revenge.” She also told police she saw photos of him on Facebook holding a gun.
Huntress was arrested at his home, where police recovered several knives and two computers. He will plead not guilty to making the threats, but has admitted that he was "very angry and upset" and was simply "venting."
His lawyer described Huntress as a "very troubled young man" who was dealing with his parents' "very contentious divorce" at the time of the threats, the article continues.
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