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‘I want to shoot up a school for real’ - Michigan teen facing charges for threat in wake of Texas shooting

Joseph Ryan Vojnoski, 18, is now facing charges for the threat and using a computer to commit a...
Joseph Ryan Vojnoski, 18, is now facing charges for the threat and using a computer to commit a crime after he sent a threat to shoot up a school after the Texas shooting.(WDIV)
Published: May. 27, 2022 at 7:30 AM EDT|Updated: May. 27, 2022 at 3:03 PM EDT
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SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - Authorities are taking every threat seriously after the school shooting in Texas.

Just hours after that horrific attack, a Michigan high school reportedly student threatened to shoot up a school. He is now facing charges for the threat and using a computer to commit a crime.

18-year-old Joseph Ryan Vojnoski was arraigned Thursday in the district court in Shelby Township.

Police said Vojnoski made a post on Instagram Tuesday night from his home in Michigan and sent it to someone in Texas. In the post, Vojnoski reportedly said, “I want to shoot up a school for real.”

Law enforcement in Texas was called and an investigation traced the post back to Vojnoski in Michigan.

“When somebody is speaking about doing it, and almost simultaneously when this was done, why wouldn’t we think that threat is going to be carried out? More importantly, the fact that the guns were found,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Pete Lucido.

Vojnoski’s bond is set at $200,000. If released, he will be ordered to full-time home confinement.

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