A 9th-grade high schooler at Broome High School out of South Carolina as threatened a “Round 2” regarding the Florida school shooting this week.
The teen made the post via social media network Snapchat with featured a picture of him holding an assault rifle, wearing a mask, with the caption: “Round 2 of Florida tomorrow,” reports Fox 2.
The suspect, whose name will not be released due to his age, was charged with disturbing schools and transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Greenville.
“After informing the suspect and his parents of the law violation, the suspect stated his Snapchat post was just intended as a joke, and that he didn’t have any serious intentions,” Lt. Kevin Bobo said in a statement, adding that it turned out the student had been holding a pellet gun and wearing a ski mask.
“The safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance,” school district spokeswoman Sherri Horton said in a statement. “In order to ensure the safety of every student, the District Three Administration and Board of Trustees are providing additional security at the school.”
Superintendent Kenny Blackwood added, “The District would like to commend the student who came forward with information. It is this kind of courage to speak out that can and will prevent tragedies.”
“You don’t really see too many people speak up these days,” said Murphy, “Seeing someone speak up like that before anything could happen, is really Good on their part.”
As you’re aware Nikolas Cruz, within 10 minutes, authorities say he gunned down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and left campus undetected in a crowd of students.
Posts under videos on YouTube and other sites by someone using the name Nikolas Cruz include threatening comments, such as:
“I whana shoot people with my AR-15.”
“I wanna die Fighting killing s**t ton of people.”
“I am going to kill law enforcement one day they go after the good people.”
Cruz confessed to police to being the gunman, according to a probable cause affidavit. His public defender described him as a “deeply disturbed, emotionally broken” young man who is coming to grips with the pain he has caused.
“He’s gone through a lot in a very short period of time and that does not minimize the loss of those families, but we have to put that into the proper light,” Gordon Weekes said. “He is suffering from significant mental illness and significant trauma and he has some very difficult decisions to make shortly and we’re going to assist him with those decisions.”