Iowa teen charged with threat of terrorism for posting alleged threat after Perry shooting

West Des Moines Police arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly threatening to “shoot up the school??” Thursday, shortly after a school shooting in Perry that killed a sixth grader and injured five others.

Court documents say Lakeeve Fort, 18, posted a Snapchat saying “Should I shoot up the school??” with a thumps up or down. Fort told police he initially posted it a year ago in a private chat (on January 4, 2023) and then reposted it Thursday as a memory.

Fort said a few of the private chat members were alarmed and told him to delete it. West Des Moines Police worked with the FBI to arrest him Thursday night and charge him with threat of terrorism. The police department released the following statement with notice of his arrest:

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