COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. --- A Palmetto Ridge High School student was arrested on Monday after having a knife on school property.
Collier County Sheriff's Office said they received a tip on February 16 claiming the student, 18-year-old Benjamin Mendoza, brought a gas mask to school and have previously made disturbing comments about the Las Vegas shooting.
Investigators say they searched the student's backpack and found a realistic looking Los Angeles Police Department badge, a list of students with a drawing of a student with bullet holes to the chest and the words, "dead ha ha dead" written on the back of the paper.
Officials also found a small notebook containing stories and drawings depicting students as victims and suspects in murders and other crimes, a map of Palmetto Ridge High School, a note that said, "shoot up school," and "school shoot animae dead."
The student is being charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and disruption of a school function.
To report suspicious or unusual activity contact the Collier County Sheriff's Office at (239) 252-9300.