Minor charged with making threats against a school official and lewd and lascivious battery

Jose Cornejo was charged with making threats against a school official and lewd and lascivious battery. (WJHG/WECP)

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Before noon on Tuesday, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by the Holmes County High School staff to a student who may have a gun in his backpack.

Investigators identified the suspect as Jose Cornejo, 16, from Holmes County.

Investigators say they found a pellet gun that strongly resembled a .45 caliber handgun when searching Cornejo.

Investigators say they also found several disturbing videos on Cornejo's phone, including one in which he made threats against a school official with the pellet gun and another where he allegedly committed lewd and lascivious acts on a minor child.

Cornejo was arrested and charged with making threats against a school official and lewd and lascivious battery.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.

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