Avon teen accused of making threats on social media to shoot police

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AVON, Ohio -- An Avon teenager is facing felony charges after allegedly threatening to shoot police.

Although 18-year-old Lake R. Lewis reportedly graduated last year, investigators say a school district employee saw the threats on a social media site and alerted authorities.

Avon City Prosecutor Richard Kray told Fox 8 News that there were multiple concerning posts on the social media site Twitter including a threat “to get some guns and shoot police.”

Kray said they are taking the matter “very seriously” considering the recent shooting deaths of multiple law enforcement officers across the country.

Lewis was charged on Sept. 4 with making a terroristic threat, which is a third degree felony and misdemeanor aggravated menacing.

“I guess I’m just shocked that it’s in Avon,” said Renee Sandobal,” We always think its gonna be elsewhere.

Many residents were surprised to learn of the threats and charges, but they also said they’ re glad police are taking action.

“It might be a joke and it might not be a joke and who knows. you can’t take that chance now,” said Neal Barrett.

Lewis was released on bond, but has a preliminary hearing scheduled on Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. in Avon Municipal Court.