By Abigail Royle 2/27/2018

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Student Kane Jefferson, 18, was arrested on Monday for threatening to shoot up his Taunton high school with an AR-15. According to the report, Jefferson was walking into school when School Resource Officers Alfred Borges and Jayson LaPlante first saw him. Jefferson had been suspended on the first day of school for safety reasons as he made threats to students and violated other school policies. He remained absent for most of the school year. Both officers thought it was suspicious that Jefferson was returning to school.

Jefferson entered the building and, per safety protocol, the officers tried to direct him to the security booth. The report reads that Jefferson refused to cooperate and starting yelling profanities. The officers explained they needed to conduct a weapons search. When one of the officers started moving closer to Jefferson, Jefferson allegedly started yelling threats including, “I’m going to f***king kill you motherf***kers. You both are going to die…I’m going to come in here with my AR-15 and put 100 rounds into this f***king place.”

Jefferson was handcuffed and escorted out of the building. He was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening, disturbing a school assembly, two counts of threats to murder, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He is currently being held without bail. There were no weapons found with Jefferson.

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