Two students arrested for threatening to shoot up Leon County school

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 11:20:30-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Two students have been arrested for threatening to shoot up a local school on an internal school app. 

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Department responded to Governor’s Charter Academy, located on Mahan Drive, in reference to possible threats made to shoot other students. 

LCSO said the school was staffed by troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol. School staff made them aware of two students, one 13 year-old boy and one 14 year-old boy, who had been using an internal school app to chat with other students and teachers. 

The troopers called LCSO to continue the investigation. 

Teachers were able to see the chat and saw where one of the students mentioned wanting to commit a shooting “like the man that shot up Parkland High.” The other student asked if he could “join the shooting.” 

No weapons were found with either student and there was no apparent plan in place to commit any violence.

Both students are being charged with felony written threats to do harm.