18-Yr-Old Templeton School Student Arrested with 'Hit List', Guns
Vancouver police have arrested an 18-year-old in possession of guns and a "hit list" with 117 names — including many fellow students and school staff.
The Grade 12 student from Vancouver's Templeton Secondary School, whose name has not been released, was arrested on Friday night at approximately 11:15pm PDT.
The name of the suspect was not released, because some of the crimes were allegedly committed before he turned 18-years-old, police said. He was not previously known to police, they confirmed.
Police were led to the individual after 6 students contacted the VPD "after reading death threats" on Facebook.
The 18-year-old Grade 12 student at Templeton High School faces seven charges.
Police say they seized a shotgun, ammunition, knives and a machete from the teenager's home. The name of the suspect was not released.
Vancouver Police Insp. Scott Thompson calls it a "very disturbing" incident.
The threats were discovered on Facebook last Friday night and the student was arrested later the same evening without incident.
All the people whose names appeared on the alleged hit list would be contacted, police said.
Of the 117 names on the list, 71 were of staff and students at Templeton High School.
The police investigation is ongoing with numerous witnesses still to be interviewed and in some instances, identified...The posted "Hit List" had 117 names. Seventy-one of these names have been identified as staff and students at Templeton High School.
The teen is currently charged with the following:
- Careless use of a firearm
- Storage of a firearm contrary to regulations
- possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- unauthorized possession of a firearm
- knowingly possessing a firearm without a licence
- possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
- possession of a firearm with an altered serial number
Additional charges may be forthcoming.