M-State Student Faces Felony Charges After Threatening School shooting
A student from M-State has been charged with felony threats of violence after making a disturbing threat to “shoot the college up.” The incident took place in Fergus Falls, and it has sent shockwaves through the community.
According to court documents, the Fergus Falls Police Department was alerted to the threat by the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Thursday morning. The FBI had received a tip about a Snapchat message posted by Andreya Savanna Lockett, in which she expressed anger towards a class she was taking and threatened to carry out a school shooting. The specific target of her threat was identified as a math teacher at Minnesota State Technical College in Fergus Falls.
Authorities reviewed a copy of the Snapchat video, which showed Lockett venting her frustration about the class and uttering the alarming words, “I’m about ready to go shoot the f**king college up.” The video also included offensive language directed towards the teacher, with the teacher’s name clearly mentioned.
Following the tip, a Fergus Falls Police Sergeant contacted Lockett over the phone. She admitted to making the video and explained that she was just stressed out and venting to a group of approximately 15 people. Lockett also confirmed that there were firearms in the house she was in, but they were safely stored and she had no intention of using them.
Concerned about the seriousness of the situation, law enforcement officers visited Lockett at her relative’s house in Dalton later that morning. She reiterated that she had made the video out of stress, but she had no actual plan to carry out the threat against the school or the teacher. The teacher, when questioned, stated that he was unaware of any incident that would have triggered such behavior from Lockett.
On Friday morning, Lockett appeared in court, where she was officially charged with one count of making threats of violence, a felony, and one count of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.
This incident has left the community shaken, especially in the wake of recent school threats. It serves as a stark reminder of the importance of taking all threats seriously and addressing the underlying issues that may contribute to such behavior.
As the case unfolds, authorities will continue to investigate the motive behind Lockett’s threatening message and work towards ensuring the safety and well-being of all students and faculty at M-State.