Palm Coast, FL – Another student has been arrested following a threat against a school.
Last Friday (December 7th), a student allegedly made a threat to “shoot up the school” in front of two witnesses. Those two witnesses didn’t report the incident until today (December 14th), notifying administrators at Flagler Palm Coast High School of the threats after seeing prior reports in the media about similar incidents.
School Resource Deputies interviewed with the witnesses and learned that the suspect spoke to both students about plans to shoot up the school and stated that he would text them the morning of the shooting so that they would not come to school and get hurt.
“This is the sixth juvenile charged in Flagler County while at school since last Friday,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “This behavior must stop! Kids – stop threatening violence. Parents – talk to your children, now! This is not a joking matter. When these incidents occur, we will continue to investigate and make the appropriate charges. I’m proud of the witnesses who came forward and notified staff of the statements. They did the right thing by reporting it so we could investigate.”
“I am especially proud of the students in our schools who are reporting these incidents to their parents and teachers or administrators,” Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager said. “We are seeing, time and time again, where students are not allowing a few of their classmates to get away with these threats. It will take all of us working together to get the word out about how seriously we take each and every
Yesterday (December 13th), two middle school students at Indian Trails were also charged with planning a school shooting. And just two days ago (December 12th), two FPC students faced charges for threatening to murder a teacher.
The 16-year-old student was charged with False Report Concerning the Use of Firearms in a Violent Manner. They were processed at Flagler County Jail and eventually turned over to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.