Gibraltar teen accused of posting threat on social media to be sentenced in May
STURGEON BAY (WLUK) -- A Door County teen was in court Wednesday for allegedly making a threat via social media against Gibraltar High School last fall.
Seventeen-year-old Juan Jauregui, of Gibraltar, faces one felony count of making a terrorist threat.
The judge said more time is needed to look over the letters he received Wednesday in support of Jauregui and review the teen's psychological assessment.
"I do consider this to be a very serious case but I owe it to he defendant to review here materials and make sure that any decision I make on the sentencing is done on accurate information and with an adequate time to consider the information and to digest it," said Door County Circuit Court Judge David Weber.
He’s scheduled to be back in court on May 17 at 10 a.m.
The Door County Sheriff’s Department says Jauregui posted on Snapchat an image of him with a gun and the message, “don’t go to school today.”
He later told investigators it was a joke, and understood others wouldn’t find it funny.
The schools were locked down the morning following the post until he was taken into custody at his mother’s residence, according to the sheriff’s department.
Deputies took possession of the gun used in the photo.