Edgewood teen arrested for alleged school shooting threat on social media
SANTA FE COUNTY, N.M. — An Edgewood teenager was arrested for allegedly making a school shooting threat in a social media post.
Emma Haviland, 17, is accused of using Yik Yak to ask if anyone in Edgewood wanted ‘to shoot up the school,’ stating she needed a partner. The Yik Yak app allows users to post anonymously, but New Mexico State Police agents tracked the threat to an Edgewood home where Haviland lives.
In an interview with agents, Haviland reportedly stated the whole threat was a joke. State Police says she was then taken to a local hospital and then booked upon her June 16 release. She is now being held at a San Juan County juvenile detention center.
Haviland faces charges of third-degree attempt to commit a felony, misdemeanor bomb scare and/or shooting threat, petty misdemeanor interference with members of staff or the general public and petty misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
FBI agents were also involved in the New Mexico State Police investigation, which began June 9.
The case is set to be prosecuted by the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Santa Fe.