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Blotter: Corinth police investigate edited photo of student holding rifle

Corinth police are investigating the origin of an edited photo that was circulating on social media Wednesday showing a Lake Dallas High School student holding a rifle with the caption "Ld School shooter." 

Lt. Jimmie Gregg, a spokesman for the police department, said the original photo did not contain any threats to the school or an individual. He said the 18-year-old student in the original photo posed with a family member's rifle and posted the photo on Snapchat Tuesday night. 

An unknown person later added the caption on the photo, Gregg said. The edited photo may lead to a charge of terroristic threats, Gregg said. 

Administrators and Corinth police were notified of the original photo around 9 a.m. Wednesday and questioned the student in an administrative office. The student did not commit any criminal violations, Gregg said, and he was released. 

About two hours after police saw the original photo, they came upon edited version with the caption. Police felt it was safe for the school day to continue Wednesday, but the investigation is ongoing, Gregg said. 

"We need to really be careful on what types of information people are seeing and make sure it's correct before they start sharing it," Gregg said. "A lot of us here have children in these schools, so obviously we're gong to take every precaution we have to keep everybody safe." 

Other reports

2200 block of Colorado Boulevard — A 21-year-old man was charged with disorderly conduct Tuesday morning after he admitted to pulling out a large knife in a public building, according to police. 

Witnesses said the man pulled the knife on another person and fled the scene on foot. Denton police eventually detained him in the area when the suspect admitted to pulling out a large knife. 

He said he displayed a weapon because "someone had greeted him" at the location, but the police report did not elaborate. 

The man was taken to Denton City Jail. 

6300 block of English Saddle Lane — A  man threatened to kill the 27-year-old mother of his children Tuesday and "possibly" harm their kids with narcotics, according to a police report. 

The woman reported the allegations to police in the department lobby at about 6:30 p.m. She said the man also had threatened another man, who was not identified in the report. 

No arrests were made. 

2700 block of West University Drive — Someone recently opened a bank account in a 70-year-old man's name and tried to deposit checks that were stolen from the man's vehicle last week, according to a police report. 

The man, who reported the incident to police Tuesday,  said someone stole the checks from his vehicle last Thursday while he was shopping at Walmart. The police report did not specify when the bank account was opened.

No arrests have been made. 

5300 block of East McKinney Street — A woman said her purse was stolen from her vehicle Tuesday after her passenger window was broken out. 

The woman notified police at about 8:45 a.m. No arrests have been made. 


From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 733 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 37 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 162 calls for service and made 10 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 22 medical calls and four vehicle crashes.