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Leon County deputies arrest 13-year-old student for online school threat

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 17:30:19-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A 13-year-old Swift Creek Middle School student is facing a second degree felony charge after posting a threat to shoot up a school on social media.

Wednesday, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division received information of a social media threat of violence made by a local student.

School Resource Deputies investigated the post which traced back to a 13-year-old Swift Creek Middle School student.

About two months ago, the student posted a picture of himself holding a bag with the caption, “Let’s see if I can shoot the pistol with my left hand.” Another person then commented on the picture two weeks ago, “Let’s see if we can shoot up the school with both.”

The 13-year-old responded “I’m ready let’s goo.”

LCSO says they have not found any evidence that the student planned to carry out the threat.

The 8th grade student was charged with written threats to do harm. The investigation is still ongoing.

"As we start the new school year, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone it takes all of these threats seriously and those making them will be dealt with accordingly," deputies wrote in the press release.