LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The family of the teenager accused of wanting to "shoot up" a local high school is speaking out.
18-year-old Ranjoseph Wallace faced a judge Tuesday after police say he posted on social media that he wanted to shoot up a football game at Legacy High School.
18-year-old Ranjoseph Wallace will face a judge today. We’re here for the arraignment. Police say he posted on social media about wanting to “shoot up” the football game at Legacy High School. @KTNV pic.twitter.com/ZVtyY9CGDR— Kelsey McFarland (@KelseyMarie_TV) August 27, 2019
Police say they searched Wallace's home and confiscated a rifle.
A judge set Wallace's bail at $20,000 on the condition of electronic monitoring and that he stays away from Legacy High School.
Wallace's mother, Yolanda, says her son's Facebook post was a misunderstanding. She claims the post was about gambling.
"It was more concerned about shooting dice and the way he worded it. The next thing I know the police is at my house. He would never harm nobody, everybody know this about him," Yolanda said.
Yolanda went on to say the rifle that police took belonged to a family friend.
This is what Ranjoseph's mom had to say about her son's arrest. She says the rifle belonged to a family friend. pic.twitter.com/x2d8t9DAYF— Kelsey McFarland (@KelseyMarie_TV) August 27, 2019
The social media post in question has since been deleted.
Wallace was charged with making terroristic threats. His preliminary hearing is set for September 10. If convicted, Wallace could face two to 20 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.