HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - A teen accused of posting a troubling threat on social media faced a judge Thursday.

Wilmur Garrero Martinez, 16, faces a felony charge of electronically threatening to kill after posting a video on social media of him pointing a gun at unsuspecting students at MacArthur High School.

Martinez also posted a picture of himself with the caption asking whether or not he should “carry my pistol with me like last year.”

According to police, he may have shot the video last year because he was not attending MacArthur currently — he had been expelled.

Elba Martinez, a relative of Wilmur’s, was also in court with an obstruction charge. She has been placed on an immigration hold and is now in the custody of Homeland Security.

Police said the former 16-year-old MacArthur student was troubled and will be held at a juvenile detention center for the next 21 days.

“Last year, in the 2018-2019 school year, this student was expelled from MacArthur High School for bringing ammunition into the school,” Miranda Grossman, Public Information Manager for Hollywood Police, said, “so he was already expelled, and detectives think at this point maybe this video was filmed last year, but it was just posted to social media yesterday, and it’s disturbing, it’s frightening, especially during the first week of school.”

Other students say they feel safer now that Martinez has been arrested and sent to the juvenile detention center after seeing the on Snapchat and Instagram and calling the police, averting a tragedy.

“I thought it was a toy gun,” one student said.

“That video was shot last year, and he doesn’t even attend this school no more,” Ray Torres, another student, said. “I feel safe because there’s security everywhere.”

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