A 16-year-old South Florida was arrested after threatening to “shoot up” Everglades High School.
According to Miramar Police, the student made a verbal threat in school and another student posted about it on social media, warning other students “not to go to school.”
The student was arrested late Wednesday night and charged with making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner.
This is the fourth school scare in Broward County in less than two weeks.
We are aware of a threat posted on social media, to “shoot up” Everglades High School. The student who allegedly made the threat has been identified and is currently being interviewed by detectives. Investigation to determine the credibility of the threat is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/K1TeejEcrI— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) October 4, 2018
This comes just a day after a 9-year-old from Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary School was sentenced to house arrest for bringing a loaded gun to school.
Similarly, Pembroke Pines Police responded to a threatening statement made by a 13-year-old boy less than two weeks ago through an Instagram group chat. His threats were also about “shooting up” Pines Middle School.
According to investigators, during an interview the boy said it was all supposed to be a joke. That teen, ended up being charged with a second degree felony.
Around the same time, Pembroke Pines Police was alerted to a threat made by an 11-year-old at Walter C. Young Middle School. The threat happened while in the classroom, but officials say the child was never in possession of a weapon.
He also faces a second degree felony charge.