A 12-year-old boy from Crystal Lake Middle School in Pompano Beach, southeast Florida, was arrested for threatening in writing with a mass shooting at his school, the police of Broward County, which is north of Miami, reported Wednesday.
The minor, whose identity was not disclosed, had hatched a detailed plan to infiltrate the school from all entrances and begin, little by little, to kill people; law enforcement officials said in a statement.
This came to the attention of authorities because another student at the same school learned of the shooting threat and posted the information on social media to warn other students.
Police officers did not find any weapons on the school premises, but the investigation is still ongoing.
Broward Police reminded the community that these types of threats are always taken seriously, investigated thoroughly and can result in criminal charges against the accused.
Since the Parkland school shooting in 2018, which took the lives of 14 students and 3 staff members, there have been numerous arrests for death threats and false gun threats at schools in the state of Florida, the vast majority made by teenagers.