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Middle school student arrested for shooting threat

Posted: 8:48 AM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 08:48:42-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The principal of a Cape Coral middle school says a family that saw a threatening post on social media did the right thing and they may have stopped a shooting.

They told police about a 7th grader's post on Instagram that showed a picture of a gun and a reference to Caloosa Middle School.

Since the student is a minor, Fox 4 is not naming him.

Police say the gun was a BB gun, and they arrested the 12-year-old for the threat.