Video’s content leads OC police to investigate

From staff reports

Oil City police said a video that an Oil City Area School District student is accused of posting to their Snapchat account is leading police to file charges.

According to police, on Monday they were alerted to the video, which was discovered by another student who brought it to the attention of staff at Oil City Senior High School.

Police said the officers at the school, who were there on an unrelated matter at 9:50 a.m., were shown a video that depicted a teenage male shooting a semi-automatic rifle, and a banner placed on the video that read “School Shooter in Training.”

Police said officers interviewed the student who posted the video and banner and also interviewed the mother of the student.

The student, according to police, told officers the video was a screen-recording of a video posted by a friend shooting their rifle.

Police said the student told officers that after the duplicate recording was made, the banner was added and the video was posted to Snapchat.

Police said officers determined the friend in the video was being well supervised during the use of the rifle, and no criminal actions were present.

According to Oil City interim police Chief Dave Ragon, the student accused of making the duplicate video and reposting it with the banner will be criminally charged through the Venango County Juvenile Court System with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct misdemeanor 3.