Teen arrested, accused of threatening to shoot up Jacksonville day care

Jacksonville, Fla. — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday on charges of threatening to shoot up a day care in San Marco.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was tipped off to the threat via social media.

Several agencies across the country with “San Marco” in their jurisdiction were alerted because the initial threat was vague and didn’t specify a state.


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Police in San Marcos, Texas identified the IP address that the threat originated from, which led investigators to the Northside of Jacksonville.

Jacksonville police officers found the boy at an apartment off Biscayne Boulevard.

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According to the arrest report, the boy’s mother told officers she didn’t know her son was able to post on social media through an Xbox.

The teenager is now charged with sending a written threat to conduct an act of terrorism, which is a second-degree felony.

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