HARDEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Hardee County middle school student was arrested for threatening to carry out a mass shooting after deputies said they received a Snapchat photo showing a handgun and two guns. magazine with the caption “I’m shooting the whole school tomorrow. ”
Delegates said they opened an investigation shortly after receiving the threatening message. The student was quickly identified, arrested, and referred to the Juvenile Justice Department.
“Sheriff Crawford and the men and women of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office take these threats very seriously and will not tolerate these acts,” read a post on the Office’s Facebook page. Hardee County Sheriff said.
“Parents – keep an eye on your child’s social media accounts. By taking an active role in monitoring your child’s social media, this arrest could have been avoided,” the post added.
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