A Florida college student has been arrested for making bomb threats against Stetson University on Snapchat, according to a report.
According to the AP, DeLand police arrested 18-year-old Griffin Powell on Sunday after Police Chief Jason Umberger claimed the threats were “specific,” “concerning to us,” and contained “some references made to bombs and gas.” Powell has since been released from custody.
Powell, who was placed on suicide watch while in custody, was arrested after his friends reported his threats made on Snapchat.
“I know you have heard this phrase until it seems trite, but ‘if you see something, say something’ is exactly what this student’s friends did,” declared Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby in a message to the school on Monday. “Out of concern for their friend and for the Stetson community, they took information to Public Safety and because of that they may have helped their friend and helped the Stetson community.”
Police found no explosive devices or materials at his residence.