Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Magnolia- Delaware State Police arrested a Magnolia teenager after it was discovered that he posted threatening comments on social media towards a High School.
The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m. when Troopers were informed by an employee of the Caesar Rodney School District of a concerning post that was posted on social media. The post depicted a subject holding a handgun while making a threatening statement towards Salesianum High School, Wilmington. Through further investigations, it was determined that the subject in the post was identified as 14-year-old Timothy S. Walters 3rd. Timothy had recently been removed from Salesianum High School and was in the process of being enrolled at Caesar Rodney High School.
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at approximately 11:50 p.m., Troopers responded to Timothy’s residence located in the unit block of Apple Blossom Dr., Magnolia. Contact was made with Timothy and his mother. It was discovered at this point that there were firearms in the residence that had all been accounted for.
On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at approximately 1:05 p.m., Timothy was brought to Troop 3 with his parent, and subsequently charged with Possession of a Firearm (Handgun) by Person Prohibited (Juvenile) and Terroristic Threatening. Timothy was arraigned out of Family Court and committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center on $12,500.00 secured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 012618 1500