Swedish Boy, 15, Arrested in YouTube School Massacre Copycat Threat
A SWEDISH boy, 15, has been arrested in Orebro, Central Sweden after posting a vdioe on YouTube threatening to emulate the Finnish school massacres.
In the meantime, Finnish police have pleaded with the country's youth to think twice before posting threatening videos and to thinking of the victims' relatives trying to find peace. Police have warned of a two-year jail sentence and confiscation of the computer if caught.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Swedish police say they have arrested a 15-year-old boy after Florida police tipped them off about threats he allegedly posted on YouTube.
Police spokesman Anders Ahlqvist says the teen had posted comments saying he would emulate last week's deadly attack at a school in Finland.
Ahlqvist says Florida police were informed of the posting by a local resident and traced it to Sweden.
He says Swedish police raided the boy's home Wednesday in Orebro, central Sweden, but did not find any weapons or indications he was planning an attack. Ahlqvist says the boy was released after questioning but is still under suspicion of making unlawful threats.