“is an Eagle Scout and has never been in any trouble before”
Imagine finding yourself in this kind of trouble. What a crazy situation.
The College Fix reports:
College student facing felony charges of terrorism over joke AR-15 photograph
A college student from Lake Superior State University is facing terrorism charges for posting a picture to social media last fall in which he displayed his firearm and made an apparent reference to offending anti-gun college students with it.
In August of 2019 Lucas Gerhard uploaded the photograph of his new AR-15 to a private group on the social media platform Snapchat with the caption: “Takin this bad boy up, this outta make the snowflakes melt, aye? And I mean snowflakes as in snow.” Lucas had saved the money to buy the gun after a summer working at a diner, according to his father, Mark Gerhard, who spoke over the phone at length with The College Fix about the situation involving his son.
One of the members of the private group showed the photo to a young woman who was not part of it. This individual previously had political disagreements with Lucas, according to Mark Gerhard, and had been blocked from accessing his Snapchat account.
That young woman interpreted the photograph as threatening, took a screen capture of the image and showed it to school authorities out of concern that Lucas was planning to commit a school shooting.
Gerhard, a retired United States Marine of 30 years, said that that interpretation of his son’s character was wildly off-base.
“Lucas is an Eagle Scout and has never been in any trouble before. He was going into his third year as a junior criminal justice law enforcement major at LSSU with the full intention of becoming involved in law enforcement in some way, with a focus on state police,” Gerhard said.
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