A Deltona, Fla., 7th grader has been arrested after he threatened to shoot three of his classmates and shoot up his school on social media, including a photo of himself pointing a gun to the student’s head, police said. received.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a 13-year-old girl was arrested Monday and several guns were seized from her family’s home during a search warrant Tuesday.
Witnesses told police the teenager, a seventh-grader at Trinity Christian Academy in Deltona, posted threatening messages on the social media platform Snapchat. The sheriff’s office said in one of the messages, the teenager wrote, “Got 32 rounds for you,” and in another, “I got your name point blank.”
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Witnesses told police the teenager was in a group Snapchat video chat and threatened to shoot up his school, and in another video he held a gun to another student’s head, the release said.
Police added that the seventh-grader posted a photo of himself in the driver’s seat of a vehicle holding a black handgun.
Police charged the student with three counts of making written threats to kill or a mass shooting and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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He was taken to the Volusia Family Resource Center, police said, before being transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
When detectives spoke with the family Tuesday, they refused to give investigators permission to search the home.
After obtaining a search warrant, detectives returned later that evening and seized several guns and ammunition from the home, police said.
Investigators also found two handguns in the garage, a rifle and shotgun in the trunk of a car, a six-round magazine in a dresser in a student bedroom and ammunition around an open home office, as well as the master bedroom.