Cape Cod man accused of threatening to commit a school shooting

BARNSTABLE, Mass. — Online posts by a Cape Cod man have landed him behind bars, facing serious criminal charges.

Barnstable Police say Justin Moreira, 29, of Hyannis is accused of threatening to commit a school shooting.

Moreira’s arrest on Saturday stems from posts on Facebook according to investigators. He was charged with making terroristic threats and is being held without bail Sunday.

“Both the Barnstable Police Department and Yarmouth Police Department received multiple reports of a Facebook posting.....threatening to commit a school shooting at an unnamed location,” according to a post by Barnstable Police.

“Moreira was later located at his residence and taken into custody by members of the Barnstable Patrol Unit without incident,” police said.

A search warrant was then executed at Moreira’s home in Hyannis. Barnstable Police say no firearms were found.

Moreira will face a judge on Tuesday in Barnstable District Court.

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