Crime

His friends warned him not to threaten to take a rifle to school, but he said ‘it’s life’

Asante Freeman
Asante Freeman Fresno Police Department

An 18-year-old man who who threatened to bring an assault rifle to Cambridge High School in southeast Fresno was arrested Friday on charges of making criminal threats, police reported.

Asante Freeman has since been released from jail. Police spokesman Lt. Mark Hudson said a school resources officer was alerted to the threats to Cambridge High, located in the 1000 block of South Chestnut Avenue. The threats were posted on Facebook.

The post reportedly read “Finna cop a ar-15 see y’all at Cambridge tomorrow.” and was posted on Wednesday at 8:42 p.m. Hudson said the page belonged to Freeman. Freeman is a former student who graduated from Cambridge last year.

The lieutenant said that several people tried to convince Freeman to stop making the posts and warned him that police track social media, but Freeman responded, “they not stopping (expletive).” Friends also told Freeman his posts were not funny, Hudson said, and that he should stop, but Freeman continuing posting and wrote:

“People get killed every day all kinds of ways. If they don’t get shot at school could have been on the streets it’s life can’t get sad of everything that’s (expletive) up in this world.”

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