Charges: Instagram post shows teens flashing guns in school

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two 16-year-olds face juvenile charges after social media posts showed them flashing handguns at their St. Paul charter school.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that a juvenile petition filed Thursday said a video one of the teens posted last month on Instagram showed him in a bathroom at Career Pathways holding a black handgun equipped with an extended magazine.

Investigators said the loaded gun was in the teen’s backpack when they apprehended him as he got off a bus near his apartment.  Another Career Pathways student is shown in the Instagram video displaying a handgun — later determined to be a replica gun.