Palmetto Bay Teen Accused of Threatening to Shoot, Stab Classmate in Neck

A 17-year-old is only allowed to leave home for church and school after being accused of threatening to kill a classmate and bringing a knife to his Palmetto Bay school.

Daniel Villacampa, who is a junior at Palmer Trinity School, went before a judge Tuesday morning. He is accused of sending a text message to a classmate, and threatening to shoot and stab the student in the neck.

Police found out about the alleged threat after a student told a parent, who contacted police.

According to a report by Local 10 News, detectives found a 4-inch pocketknife in Villacampa's bookbag. The teen allegedly told authorities that he always carries the knife, but never pulls it out. 

The private school student is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon on school property.

Villacampa's attorney questioned his client's charges, saying that he never displayed the knife in his bookbag and suggested that an anonymous tip shouldn't be cause for an investigation.

The judge, however, ruled that there was probable cause to arrest him.

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