Staunton River HS student charged for Facebook post saying “He’s got a gun”

Joshua Amos

Joshua Amos

A Staunton River High School student faces a disorderly conduct charge for a Facebook post officials say he made as the school was sending off its football team for tomorrow’s state championship game. The Bedford County Sheriff’s office says 18-year-old Joshua Amos posted a message saying “He’s got a gun” on the school system’s Facebook page. Officials say no one had a gun at the school and no one was ever in any danger.

(Continue reading for the full Bedford County Sheriff’s office news release.)

On Friday morning a Bedford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer arrested a Staunton River High School student. Joshua D. Amos, age 18, made a post referencing “he’s got a gun” on the Bedford County Public School’s Face Book page. The post was made as the school’s administrators and students were sending off the school’s football team to the State Championship Game at William and Mary on Saturday. After a short investigation, it was determined that a gun was not on campus and no students were in danger. Amos was taken into custody and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct and released on an unsecured bond

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