A 10-year-old fifth-grade student has been arrested in Florida after he allegedly sent a text message threatening to carry out a mass shooting.
The U.S. police apprehended the juvenile suspect, a student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral, Florida and charged him with making a written threat to carry out a mass shooting.
His identity can’t be revealed owing to his age.
According to the police, after the suspect allegedly sent the threatening text, the Threat Enforcement Team of the school was immediately notified and started analytical research.
The boy was arrested after detectives interviewed him and determined probable cause for his arrest.
His threatening message came after the fatal mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos killed no fewer than 19 children and two teachers.
While talking about the arrest, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said: “This student’s behaviour is sickening, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.
“Making sure our children are safe is paramount. We will have law and order in our schools! My team didn’t hesitate one second…NOT ONE SECOND, to investigate this threat.
“Right now is not the time to act like a little delinquent.
“It’s not funny. This child made a fake threat, and now he’s experiencing real consequences. Coming out forcefully on social media against would-be killers.
“You don’t get to shoot our children. You bring deadly force in this county, we are going to kill you.”
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