Teenager arrested after jokingly telling Siri he wanted to shoot up a school

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A 13-year-old boy jokingly tells Siri he desires to shoot up a school, will get arrested

A capturing joke went mistaken for a 13-year-old Indiana teenager when he advised Apple’s AI assistant, Siri that he was planning a school capturing.

For these unaware, Apple’s Siri is a voice-activated digital assistant that makes use of voice queries to reply questions, make suggestions, and carry out actions by delegating requests to a set of Internet companies.

The Chesterton Middle School scholar is believed to have advised Siri: “I am going to shoot up a school”. To which, Siri replied by itemizing the names of a number of faculties within the neighborhood, in accordance to police investigating the case. He allegedly posted a screenshot of the response on his social media account as an obvious joke. However, the contacts of the school child took the joke critically and knowledgeable the Chesterton police concerning the incident, who then contacted authorities in Valparaiso, Indiana.

“The male made no direct threat to a specific person, school, or school system. It has since been discovered the male has no access to weapons and posted the picture on social media as a joke. The threat is not believed to be credible at this time; however, these types of communications are taken very seriously by the Valparaiso Police Department and our community. We continue to work with the Valparaiso Community Schools to ensure the safety of the students and staff,” the Valparaiso Police was quoted as saying.

The Indiana teenager has been charged with intimidation and is being held on the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center in Indiana’s Valparaiso. The Valparaiso Police consider that {the teenager} had no entry to weapons. The incident is being investigated by the Valparaiso and Chesterton Police Departments.

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