LCSO: "We take every threat to our school and our children seriously"

Posted at 4:04 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 12:57:57-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Wednesday, the Leon County Sheriff's Office arrested multiple students for making violent threats towards area schools while just miles away at the Florida Capitol, thousands rallied for gun control.

Three students, two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old, were arrested on Wednesday for making threats.

Deputies say the 15-year-olds made verbal threats to shoot up Nims Middle School and Second Chance at the Ghazvini Learning Center in front of a teacher, leading the teacher to call in deputies.

The two teens were arrested and charged with making verbal threats.

A Godby High School student was also arrested Wednesday morning, after threatening to shoot up the school on Instagram.

WTXL spoke with deputies about how they are handling these kinds of threats.

"We take every threat to our school and our children seriously, even before the events from last week," said Lt. Grady Jordan. "There have been several times we've had incidents like this and we immediately jump in the investigation because, again, we take all threats seriously and we're going to take those down as best as we can and bring those people to justice."

The 17-year-old was charged with written threats to kill and resisting an officer without violence.