DONELAN, Fla. (WCJB) – Law enforcement is responding to two separate threats against schools in the county. One student was arrested for a video he posted on social media.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Bellevue High School student for making a threatening Snapchat video.
In the video, which was viewed by other students, the teenager says, “I’m not going to lie, I’m sick of being the stereotype of the school shooter… I mean, if everybody wants it…” and shows what appeared to be a gun.
Deputies searched the boy’s home and found an airsoft gun, which is a toy modeled after a real firearm.
When arrested, the teenager stated that the video was a skit and not serious.
“To my young citizens, you should know that the law is clear: If you make a post on social media that people reasonably interpret as a threat to commit a mass shooting, or to kill or harm another person, you have broken the law,” Sheriff Billy said. Woods. “And if you break the law like that, you should expect to be arrested.”
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A report was drawn up on the teenager for an electronic threat to shoot and recorded in the department of juvenile justice.
In an unrelated incident, Dunnellon High School had a heavy law enforcement presence Friday after a threat was written on a bathroom stall.
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