A 15-year-old girl and student at Oakleaf High School has been arrested after police found evidence linking the youth to recent threats to Oakleaf High School, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
⚠️NEWS ALERT: This week our agency was informed of threatening messages, sent through social media, involving Oakleaf High School. Early last night an additional message was received leading our investigators to a home in Oakleaf, where an arrest was made.➡️ pic.twitter.com/dbfPlIqI7L— Clay County Sheriff's Office, FL (@ccsofl) February 23, 2018
On Thursday, a post saying, "My cousin has a bad disorder and he's planning on shooting Oakleaf High School" appeared on social media.
On Friday, police received another message of a threat made against Oakleaf High School that led investigators to a home in an Oakleaf neighborhood.
15 y/o girl's father tells @ActionNewsJax: "She's a harmless child making a prank that got out of hand. She didn't mean any harm. She thought it was a joke, a joke that wasn't funny." WATCH CBS47 at noon. https://t.co/INtmB2SgoV— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) February 23, 2018
The second threat stated that there wasn't many students at school and planned to walk the halls, waiting for everyone to come back.
Members of our Cyber Crimes Unit, along with the Juvenile Crimes Unit, responded to a Clay County address and made contact with a juvenile and that juvenile’s mother. ➡️— Clay County Sheriff's Office, FL (@ccsofl) February 23, 2018
The Cyber Crimes and the Juvenile Crimes Unit teamed up in the case and spoke to the minor and the suspect's mother.
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They found evidence they say links the juvenile to the threats. The minor is charged with two felonies for false report use of firearms in a violent manner and written threats to kill or cause bodily harm and a misdemeanor for disrupting and interfering with school functions.
During a thorough investigation our detectives were able to recover evidence linking these recent threats and the juvenile was subsequently arrested, being charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor.➡️— Clay County Sheriff's Office, FL (@ccsofl) February 23, 2018
Due to the threats made by the juvenile, 40 percent of students were absent on Thursday. Authorities expect a high absence rate on Friday.
On Thursday, Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels held a conference at which he stated that all school threats will be taken seriously and authorities will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.
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