A fifth-grade student in Florida has been arrested for making threats of a mass shooting at his elementary school.
On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office learned of a threatening text message sent by a fifth-grade student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral.
The School Threat Enforcement Team was immediately notified and began analytical research. Due to the nature of the incident, the Youth Services Criminal Investigations Division assumed the case.
“This student’s behavior is sickening, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “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.”
Detectives interviewed the suspect, a 10-year-old boy, and developed probable cause for his arrest.
The boy was charged with Making a Written Threat to Conduct a Mass Shooting.
“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,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno.
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