Florida student, 16, threatens to shoot up school saying she was 'tired of the kids', gets arrested
The girl, who is 16-years-old and attends the Lennard High School in Ruskin, was taken into custody this past Tuesday, November 5
RUSKIN, FLORIDA: A Florida girl was arrested and charged after she allegedly told her friends she would shoot up her school because she was "tired of the kids" there.
The girl, who is 16-years-old and attends the Lennard High School in Ruskin, came to the attention of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office after her friends went and reported that she had threatened to shoot her peers, according to Bay News 9.
She was also accused of making a comment about how she wanted to build a death camp in the nearby woods where she could make kids disappear. Two other students are said to have heard the comments.
Her threats were first brought to the attention of school security, who promptly notified the HCSO. The HCSO then investigated the claims and determined that they had indeed been made, but ruled that she did not intend to act on her threats.
The teen, who has not been identified because of her age, was taken into custody this past Tuesday, November 5, and charged with making a false report concerning planting a bomb, an explosive, or weapon of mass destruction, or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner. She was charged as a juvenile.
Speaking about the case Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said they would continue to investigate the allegations against the 16-year-old.
"The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office takes all threats of violence against students seriously, and we will continue to work with school staff to investigate these threats thoroughly," he said.
He also asked parents to talk to their children to address these issues and make them understand that they will face punishment even if such threats are made in jest.
"I am urging all parents to talk with their children about the seriousness of making any threats. It's important for them to learn that even fake threats can have serious consequences and long term repercussions."