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Family speaks out after teen charged with making terroristic threats

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 00:35:48-04

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.

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.

ORIGINAL STORY: Teenager arrested for threats against 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.

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.