Marshfield student allegedly threatened classmate
MARSHFIELD, Mass. (WHDH) -- A series of troubling tweets landed a Marshfield High School student in court on Wednesday.
Police said he sent threats that had school administrators sending a warning to parents.
Kyle Stockford, 17, was handcuffed in court Wednesday after he allegedly made a series of disturbing tweets and an alleged death threat.
“[Expletive] suicide school shootings are in,” said Prosecutor Josh Gedraitis.
Investigators said after Kyle’s tweet on Sunday the Marshfield High School junior posted a tweet Monday saying “I needa kill someone this sucks I hate school” followed by a tweet saying he was “plotting something.”
On Tuesday investigators said he sent a post to a 14-year-old classmate saying “I’ll kill you.” The same day investigators said he threatened another 14-year-old classmate in school.
“The defendant said something during class that caused many in the class to laugh. At that point, the defendant pointed at her and said he would shoot her,” said Gedraitis.
Kyle remained stoic in court. His defense attorney told the judge that this is all a misunderstanding.
“My client’s first statement today was it was all a joke,” said Eric Crane, Kyle’s attorney.
The tweets spanned three days -- taken out of context and pieced together to look menacing, according to Kyle’s lawyer.
“If I draw from five days of tweets and put it all in one paragraph it looks pretty bad,” said Crane.
Some classmates said Kyle is known to be a troublemaker and said the threats raise concerns, but they’re not sure how seriously to take them.
“I thought that it was kind of scary and it like freaked me out,” said one student.
“It could have been a joke, yeah I think it was a joke and someone took it too seriously,” said another student.
Kyle is being held on $1,000 cash bail. He will likely be posting bail and will have a number of conditions, specifically to stay away from Marshfield High School and stay away from the two alleged victims.