15-year-old N.J. student who threatened to shoot classmates arrested

(FoxNews) Authorities arrested a 15-year-old New Jersey student just hours after a shooting at Western Michigan University that left five people dead.

Jahscott told police his classmate threatened to shoot up his high school.

New Jersey police confirmed Jahscott was taken into custody after the New Brunswick (N.J.) high school freshman allegedly said that he was going to injure people at his school.

Officers said the threat was taken seriously enough that they took him into custody around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. No weapon was found and police say Jahscott will be charged with delinquency and intimidation.

“The threats were actually made early in the morning, which delayed our response by about four hours, but our training prevented us from apprehending him once we did,” New Brunswick Detective Lt. Joseph Koval said, according to NorthJersey.com.

People began texting Jahscott after hearing his threats, NorthJersey.com reported. The teen admitted that he made the threats, authorities said.

Jahscott will be released to his parents, who were called to the high school.

Police said no threat was made to any other students and no further arrests are expected. Police said a motive has not been determined.

Western Michigan University said the school was on lockdown during the incident. The student was not a WMU student, university officials said.

It’s not known if any of the five deaths at Western Michigan University are related to the threat at the New Brunswick school.

Tyrone Smith, a witness at WMU, told WNEM-TV that he was eating lunch in his dorm room when he heard “like three loud bangs.” Smith said a few minutes later, he saw a student on the ground in the courtyard.

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