Police arrested an 18-year-old former Auburn High School student Thursday for threatening a shooting in SnapChat videos sent to other students.
Marcus A. Rodriguez of Auburn allegedly sent threatening messages to students, prompting police to respond to the high school around 8 a.m.
"Rodriguez was observed in videos making direct threats of the use of firearms against students at the high school," police said. Police immediately went to Rodriguez' residence to arrest him.
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No weapons were located on Rodruguez' person or in his home, but the school was placed into a soft lockdown as a precaution.
Rodriguez is well known to the department as he had been arrested as recently as Wednesday on motor vehicle charges and again on May 23 after causing a disturbance in the police station lobby.
He will be arraigned in the Worcester District Court on charges of threatening to use an explosive or firearm in a school, threatening to commit a murder and disturbing a school assembly.