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12-year-old Collier County student arrested for threats to kill

Posted at 2:44 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 00:36:37-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Detectives say they've arrested an Immokalee Middle School student for making a violent threat over social media.

According to a report from the Collier County sheriff’s office, a student told a youth relations deputy on campus that another student threatened to shoot him and some of his friends at school.

The report indicates how the student informed the deputy the threat was made on Snapchat Wednesday morning.

The 12-year-old boy allegedly sent a message on Snapchat saying, “I can kill him. I have a knife in my backpack. I canceled my school shooting. It’s going to be tomorrow.”

The reports also said the same student talked about wanting to bring a gun to school and shoot people.

Fox 4 is not naming the student who was arrested or showing his mugshot because he’s a minor.

The report states that the 12-year-old boy admitted to making the threat.

Deputies conducted a full investigation on the school threat.

In the report, it states deputies searched the student’s home and found nothing suspicious.

Right now, the student is being charged with written threats to kill or do bodily injury, which is a felony.

Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity can call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.