3 juveniles arrested following school threats in Florida

Posted at 10:28 AM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 10:28:00-05

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Police have arrested three people for making separate threats against schools in Florida's Panhandle, leading to four campuses being locked down.

The Pensacola News Journal reports two suspects are charged with felonies for making a false report concerning the use of firearms and for disrupting a school function. The third suspect is charged with a misdemeanor count of disrupting a school event.

Police said a 16-year-old was arrested Tuesday after a violent threat posted on social media that resulted in a lockdown at Booker T. Washington High School and two nearby schools.

Another incident involved a social medial post that police said was made by a 17-year-old. It involved Pensacola High School.

The third incident involved a report by a student that another student had a gun.

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