Criminal charges will not be filed against a student after allegedly saying a math symbol looked like a gun.
Police in Allen Parish, LA, investigated an allegation of terrorist threats at Oberlin High School. A student was completing a math problem and drew the sign for square root. Another student made a comment that the symbol looked like a gun and several other students made similar comments. Investigators said, the comment made by the student in question “could” sound like a threat when taken out of context.
Detectives searched the students home and found no evidence that of any type of firearm. They said that there was no evidence that the student had any intent to commit harm to students or faculty.
“The student used extremely poor judgment in making the comment, but in light of the actual circumstances, there was clearly no evidence to support criminal charges,” stated on the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.