POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities have arrested a middle school student in Pompano Beach accused of making a threat of killing people at his school.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, a 12-year-old student at Crystal Lake Middle School made the threats via text message, Tuesday.
Another student from the school, located at 3551 NE 3rd Ave., re-posted the threat on social media as a warning to other students.
BSO detectives and the school’s campus resource officer then got involved and were able to identify the student who made the threats.
Investigators said the text outlined a detailed plan to “infiltrate the school from all entrances … start little by little killing people,” along with an escape plan.
According to the arrest report, the text message went on to say, “Making at least a few escapes without getting caught … We should probably steal the teachers’ vehicles … and have good armor so we won’t die.”
The text messages went on to say, “The cameras got shot and stole the memory card, but we still have to plan to see where stuff is.”
One student told the school’s guidance counselor about the message that was circulating.
“He was like, ‘No, this ain’t right,'” said the student.
7News spoke to a number of students at dismissal, and more than one student said they reported the threats and they were concerned.
“It was everywhere; everybody seen it. Their plan went to, like, nowhere,” said a student.
When asked about if the threats were real, the student replied, “Honestly, no. I feel like they were trying to make a joke out of it.”
“Me and my friend, we went to the office to tell,” said another student. “Why would they want to shoot the school? What did the school do to them? The school just helps persons to learn and live life.”
“I thought it was very dumb. I didn’t think it was gonna happen, because a lot of threats like this have already happened,” said another student.
“It brought out some fear, because I have grandchildren in this school, and I was concerned for all of the kids,” said a grandparent.
The grandparent also said it may be a while before some students will understand these threats should not be made.
The student accused was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center to be processed.
“It’s important for people to realize that these types of comments and threats will not be tolerated,” said BSO spokesperson Carey Codd.
No weapons were recovered at the school.
The student is facing a charge of making threats to kill.
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