Runcie issues warning after 2 students arrested for allegedly making false threats

WESTON, FLA. (WSVN) - - The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools has issued a warning to students in the district after two students were arrested for allegedly making false threats to several schools across the county.

Speaking at an event in Davie, Superintendent Robert Runcie said they take the threats seriously and will act accordingly.

“We will find you,” Runcie warned. “You will be arrested. You will be put in front of a judge.”

On Friday, a 12-year-old girl from Falcon Cove Middle in Weston was arrested after she allegedly posted a death list of students on Snapchat.

“You can’t really, like, say that because they take it in a different way,” a middle school student said. “My mom started talking with me, but I was telling her I wouldn’t do that because I’m not stupid.”

On Thursday, a 14-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly calling in two bomb threats in Lauderdale Lakes. Her threats were called into Lauderdale Lakes Middle School and Oriole Elementary School. Both schools were evacuated.

“We take every single threat that’s made,” Runcie said, “whether it’s on social media, it’s made verbally, it’s made in any format, it’s a felony.”

A third threat also came in on Friday at Cypress Bay High School in Weston. According to Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies, someone had texted about a shooting, and the school was locked down while deputies investigated.

Another threat was made to the high school on Monday.

The two students arrested have since been released to their parents.

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