Snap threat earns prison for LV teen

(KAIR)--An 18-year-old Leavenworth teen who used the social media app Snapchat to make a threat that resulted in the temporary closure of a Leavenworth public pool has been sentenced to prison in Leavenworth County District Court.

According to a release from the office of Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson, Landen Burgess has been sentenced to 2-years-5-months of incarceration for attempted aggravated criminal threat.

The release explains that Burgess used Snapchat to threaten an employee of the Wollman Pool, a public pool in Leavenworth. As a result of the threat, the pool was temporarily closed.

According to court documents cited in the release, Burgess sent a picture of himself holding a gun and pointing it at the camera in a threatening manner. Additionally, Snapchat records showed a series of threatening text messages sent on July 26 and 27 of this year.

Burgess was arrested by a Leavenworth police officer on July 27.

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