A woman who said she texted a friend that she would shoot up a school as a "joke" has been charged with a felony count of making a terroristic threat.
Asia M. Snell, 22, of Kansas City, was arrested on April 15, a day after she texted a friend that she planned to shoot up Ravenwood Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo.
According to a probable cause statement, during a text message conversation with a friend on April 14, Snell wrote: "The school im gonna shoot up? It's called raven wood. Can you drive me? Lolololol."
The friend emailed the police and informed a Shoal Creek desk sergeant that Snell had made similar comments in person but had never put such a threat in writing before. The friend said he didn't think Snell was serious or owned a gun, but he didn't want to take a chance.
After she was arrested, Snell told police that she had made similar threats to other people before, but that her comments were a joke, and she had no plans to carry out the threat.
She said threatening schools were her "go-to joke" when she is frustrated, and that she referenced Ravenwood Elementary because it was close to her house.
She told officers she did not own a gun.
Her bond has been set at $10,000.