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Florida boy threatened to kill 2 students with machete

Zephyrhills High School
Posted at 8:43 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 08:43:00-04

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old boy made threats on Snapchat to bring a machete to his Florida high school and kill two students.

Pasco County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that the boy was arrested Sunday. He had threatened to bring the machete to Zephyrhills High School on Monday.

The student told investigators the message was meant as a joke.

He was taken to a juvenile facility.

No further details were immediately available.