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Twitter post with gun lands Knightdale High student in jail

Posted March 1, 2018 11:10 a.m. EST
Updated June 19, 2019 4:11 p.m. EDT

Trevor Grady Poole

EDITOR'S NOTE: Charges against Trevor Poole were dismissed in June 2018 and were expunged from his record in August 2018.

A Knightdale High School student was arrested Wednesday after tweeting a rant against the school and posting a photo of himself pointing a gun.

Trevor Grady Poole, 17, was charged with disorderly conduct toward a school and possession of a handgun by a minor. His bond was set at $3,000.

According to an arrest warrant, Poole posted a profanity-laced tirade on his Twitter account late Tuesday that stated, in part, "Don't let the system fool you into being normal."

The Wake County Public School System Twitter account was tagged in the post, according to the warrant.

After that tweet, Poole tweeted a photo of himself pointing a handgun at the camera, and the word "Hey" was superimposed on the barrel of the gun, the warrant states.

The posts were retweeted a few times before some parents saw it and notified Knightdale police, authorities said.

Schools have become extra vigilant against threats of gun violence in the wake of a Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead. A couple of students have been charged with threatening to shoot up their schools, and even rumors of gun violence has prompted added security at some schools.