Dixie Hollins Student Threatened to ‘Shoot Up the School,’ Deputies Say
Pinellas deputies said he told them he made the statements, verbally and in texts, in a “joking manner.”
PINELLAS COUNTY – A senior at Dixie Hollins threatened to shoot up the school after he failed to win a “senior superlative” award, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Isaac Meyers (Myers), 18, of Clearwater, was charged with one count of Threatening Communications or Threats of Mass Shooting.
Deputies said an administrator at Dixie Hollins High School, 4940 62nd St. N, was notified Tuesday (Feb. 19) that Meyers had made a statement about “shooting up the school,” if he did not win one of the senior superlative awards. The administrator was also told that, after Meyers discovered he had not won an award, he said, “don’t come to school tomorrow,” referring to Wednesday (Feb. 20).
Deputies went to Meyers’ Clearwater home Tuesday night to assess the threat.
Deputies said that Meyers admitted making the statements to a friend, but in a joking manner. Meyers said he made the statements verbally and also sent text messages to his friend over the Facebook Messenger application.
Meyers told deputies he did not have access to guns, would never do such an act, and never intended on hurting anyone. Deputies confirmed with Meyers’ parents that there were no guns in the home.
Meyers allowed the deputies to look at the Facebook Messenger texts dated Feb. 11 in which he said, “I hate everything and im gonna shoot up our school Everything is wrong And i wanna hurt someone for it So im finna shoot up the school Nothing I just hate everything and want everyone to know it.”
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