Deltona, FL – A 15-year-old Pine Ridge High School student said he did it as a joke but Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies say the note the teen left in a gas station bathroom qualifies as a “Written Threat to Kill or Injure.”
VCSO was contacted yesterday (May 21) by a man who said he found the note at a Kangaroo gas station located on Howland Ave. The note stated, “The Document To Legally Kill All TRAPS.” According to the website Urban dictionary, “TRAPS” is a term used to identify a male who through purposeful deception, dresses as the opposite sex.
The deputy identified the note as a petition of some sort as it was signed by the teen arrested and ten other unknown students names. The deputy located the teen at a local address. The teen was interviewed with his mother and stepfather present.
The teen advised the officer that he had passed it to several other kids at school during school hours. After that statement, the teen was read his Miranda Rights. He continued to say that the note was a joke and not meant to be threatening in any way. The teen also said he had friends who were “TRAPS” and he has no animosity toward them.
The officer was able to locate a couple of the other teens whose names were on the note. He explained the seriousness of the incident and how the note could be portrayed as a threat. No one else was arrested in this case.