BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Bowling Green teen Sunday in connection to the Nov. 30 electronic threat made against South Warren High School.
Sunday, deputies arrested Andres Orellana-Lozano, 18, of Bowling Green, a student at South Warren, according to his arrest citation.
Orellana-Lozano was located at his home where he was interviewed and confessed to making the threats, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
On Nov. 30 deputies responded to the school after students received electronic messages about a possible school shooting, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
Officials determined no one was in danger.
On Nov. 30 Orellana-Lozano is accused of using the Airdrop app to send three threatening messages to South Warren students while he was sitting in class at the school, according to his arrest citation.
The first message read, “school shooting incoming,” according to the citation. The second read, “y’all better run” and the third message read, “I’ll make Columbine look like a joke.”
The Columbine message was likely a reference to a mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton Colo. in 1999. Two students killed 12 other students and one teacher and injured many more. The shooters killed themselves.
Orellana-Lozano was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on the following charges, second-degree terroristic threatening and tampering with physical evidence.
The evidence tampering charge stems from an allegation that when he got home from school Nov. 30, he destroyed his iPhone.
Deputies received a grand jury subpoena that was sent to Apple for a number they obtained through the school’s internet system, according to the citation. Those results showed the phone was owned by Orellana-Lozano’s father, according to the arrest citation.