Dixie Hollins High School student arrested for threatening mass shooting after not winning award

Pinellas County
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – A student was arrested for making threats regarding a mass shooting at a St. Petersburg high school on Tuesday.  

According to deputies, an administrator at Dixie Hollins High School was notified of verbal threats made by Isaac Meyers, 18, around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Deputies were told Meyers made a statement about “shooting up the school” if he did not win one of the senior superlative awards.

Deputies were also told that due to Meyers not winning, he said “don’t come to school tomorrow,” meaning Wednesday.

Deputies responded to Meyers’ home around 9:55 p.m. Tuesday to investigate the threat.

Meyers admitted to making the statements to a friend as a joke. He said he made the statements verbally and sent text messages to his friend over Facebook Messenger. 

Meyers told deputies he doesn’t have access to guns, would never do such an act and never intended to hurt anyone.

There were no guns in his home.

Meyers allowed deputies to look at the texts dated Feb. 11, where he stated, “I hate everything and I’m gonna shoot up our school. Everything is wrong and I wanna hurt someone for it. So I’m finna shoot up the school. Nothing I just hate everything and want everyone to know it.”

Meyers was arrested and charged with threatening communications or threats of mass shooting. He was taken to the Pinellas County Jail without incident. 

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