PAYNESVILLE (WJON News) - A Paynesville High School student is charged with threatening to "shoot up" the school.

Eighteen-year-old Matthew Herr-Ramirez, of Grove City, is charged with five counts of threats of violence.

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According to the criminal complaint, Herr-Ramirez had been making threats about bringing a gun to school and shooting students and staff.

Records show a student told officers Herr-Ramirez was planning to shoot three certain staff members and a specific student.

Court records show another student told police Herr-Ramirez was talking about his plans to shoot people at the school and showed the student a picture of a gun on his cell phone.

Officers arrested Herr-Ramirez at his home on Monday. Police say he was in possession of an airsoft gun at the time of the arrest.

His next court appearance is November 2nd.


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