Riverview Teen Threatened ‘to Shoot Up’ Parkland School, Sheriff Says
The teen admitted making the threat, and others, on Snapchat because he was angry, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
RIVERVIEW – A 17 year old from Riverview was arrested after he admitted that he threatened to shoot students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
The teen was charged with one count of fraud/false report of use of firearms in a violent manner, a felony.
Deputies said that, on March 4, the teen posted on the Snapchat social media site a threat against the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The threat specifically said, “I’ll have another person shoot up yo school.”
The post was received by a freshman student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who forwarded the social media post to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. The Broward sheriff forwarded the case to the Hillsborough sheriff.
Hillsborough deputies said the teen admitted posting the threat on Snapchat and making additional threats to kill the Douglas student in other Snapchat posts. The teen told deputies he made the threats out of anger.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has about 3,100 students on campus at any given time and about 130 staff members. It was the scene of a mass shooting last month when a former student killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others.
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