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Teen staying in juvenile custody after Snapchat threat arrest

Teen pleaded entered deny plea on two charges
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Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 14:03:59-04

CINCINNATI -- The Northwest High School student accused of making terroristic threats and tampering with evidence is staying in police custody after an initial court appearance Wednesday.

The teen was arrested Tuesday after multiple parents reported a threatening Snapchat targeted at Northwest High School students.

"Do not come to school tomorroe," the Snapchat said, with a photo of a gun in the background. "You've been warned," the next snap read.

Screenshot submitted by multiple WCPO viewers.

The gun shown in the Snapchat was determined to be a BB gun, police said. A K-9 dog found the gun in a wooded area behind the teen's house.

In court on Wednesday, the teen's mother argued that the gun seen on Snapchat was not real, thus part of the charges should be dropped or adjusted. 

He entered a "deny" plea to charges of making terroristic threats and tampering with evidence. He is scheduled to be back in court on Sept. 13.