A Lake Dallas student who posted a photo of himself holding a rifle has been removed from campus for the remainder of the school year.
Corinth police stated in a press release the original photo was posted on Snapchat but was edited to include the words “LD School shooter.” Police said it’s unclear who edited the photo.
Police said while the photo is considered disturbing, it was not a “criminal violation of the law.”
The release stated that the student made no threat to anyone.
Lake Dallas ISD administrators said despite the photo not being a crime, they felt it was best to remove him.
“It was readily determined that the photo did not constitute a violation of any law; nonetheless, in light of recent events, the photo was disruptive to the educational environment,” said Melaynee Broadstreet, district spokeswoman. “The student’s actions violated the Student Code of Conduct and was dealt with accordingly.”
The release stated police continue to investigate the origin of the edited photo. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Richard Deggs of the CPD at 940-498-2017.
Lake Dallas ISD issued the following release on the incident:
“Lake Dallas High School and the Corinth Police Department are aware that a recent social media photo of an adult student caused concern to those who viewed it.
The photo was not associated with a school district account. As determined by campus administration and the Corinth Police Department, the photo did not involve a threat to a school, its students or any individual.
The LDISD administration and the Corinth Police Department are committed to maintaining the security surrounding all students and staff members at all times.
Please do not hesitate to contact either entity if you have any concerns regarding the safety of our campus.”