Authorities have arrested a 13-year-old boy who they say threatened to shoot up Pines Middle School.
According to Pembroke Pines Police, on Sunday, officers were made aware of the threatening statement made by the boy via an Instagram group chat.
Police say the chat was made up of nine juveniles, one of them which alerted authorities.
An investigation by Pembroke Pines’s Threat Assessment Team was immediately launched, and an arrest was made Sunday night.
Police responded to the teen’s home, where he admitted to making the threat as a joke.
The 13-year-old has been charged with a second degree felony for making false threats concerning the use of a weapon.