Holly Hill Boy Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Shoot Someone

By on April 14, 2018 in WNDB News

Holly Hill, FL – A 12-year-old Holly Hill boy has become the 23rd student to be arrested by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) for making a school threat since the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland.

On Friday, the 12-year-old was arrested after the school’s resource deputy was informed by a teacher and several students that the boy had made threats of violence during class earlier in the day. According to the witnesses, the boy claimed he was going to start a gang and shoot someone. He also said he knew where to get drugs.

The student was interviewed and subsequently charged with threatening to discharge a destructive device. The charge is a felony in accordance with Florida Statute 790.162. The boy was then taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Daytona Beach.

Since the boy is the 23rd student to be charged by the department, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood reiterates that there is a zero-tolerance policy for threats of violence, whether they are online or in-person. The VCSO vows to investigate every suspicious incident to protect the county’s schools.

Sheriff Chitwood also reminds parents and families that they will be responsible for covering the cost of an investigation if their student makes a threat. Investigations can cost upwards of $1,000 per case.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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