ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A John Hopkins Middle School student was arrested on Monday after authorities said he threatened a school shooting in a social media post.
According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, the 15-year-old eighth grader was arrested at his home after the school resource officer was made aware of the threat.
Authorities said the boy was charged with making a threat to kill, a second-degree felony.
“The St. Petersburg Police Department takes all school threats very seriously for the safety of our students. Threatening comments/posts will always be investigated and result in serious consequences,” the department said in a press release.