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California teens charged for threatening Snapchat video
By Associated Press
Published April 20, 2016
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MODESTO, Calif. (AP) _ Police in California have arrested two teen boys after a video was posted to social media that threatened a black student with a noose and a gun.

San Jose TV station KNTV reports police say the video shows a white student with a noose around his neck, shouting a slur and threatening the black student. A gun was also fired in the video.

The mother of the black student reported the Snapchat video to school officials and police.


Police say the two 16-year-old students attend Central Catholic High School. Their names have not been released. They have been charged with making terrorist threats, committing a hate crime and criminal conspiracy.

Central Catholic President Jim Pecchenino said in a statement that the school is investigating.

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