PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 13-year-old girl accused of threatening a school shooting at her middle school Monday.
The sheriff’s office received an anonymous tip Sunday night that a student had threatened to shoot up her school in a Snapchat post. The post was reposted on TikTok.
The image said:
“I’m Can’t be the only one who want to shoot up my school, not going to do it just a thought.”
When the child learned that people were screenshotting her post, she deleted it and followed it with another post stating, “For all you that reposted, it was a joke and I did not mean it.”
Deputies met with the suspect and her parents during the investigation. The teen admitted to posting the threats but said it was, “just a joke.”
The student was arrested and transported to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center. She was charged with one count of written threats of a mass shooting.
Investigators said the child did not have any firearms and did not have the mans to carry out the threat.