Auburn Police have arrested the suspect who allegedly posted an online threat against students at Auburn High School on Monday.
School Resource Officers at Auburn High School were made aware of a social media message posted by an individual on Facebook indicating there was a shooting occurring at Auburn High School. The message stated “Check on your kids, shooting at auburn high school” and was posted and shared under the name of Corey Brown.
Immediately after the post the offices at Auburn High School and the Harriet Tubman Administration Building were flooded with phone calls from individuals concerned for the safety of their love ones and looking for information on the alleged shooting.
Knowing the information was false, officers immediately initiated an investigation and started working with school administration to notify parents, students and staff that there was no shooting and everyone was safe. Officers and administrators worked throughout the day to quell the disruption this incident caused.
After a thorough investigation, School Resource Officers were able to identify the suspect and interview him by phone. An arrest warrant was issued and 29-year old Corey Brown of Auburn was arrested on Wednesday for Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.
Brown was arraigned in Auburn City Court and released on his own recognizance.