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12-year-old Florida girl arrested for posting school shooting threat on Snapchat, police say

Posted: 1:55 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-22 15:24:18-04
12-year-old Florida girl arrested for posting school shooting threat on Snapchat, police say
12-year-old Florida girl arrested for posting school shooting threat on Snapchat, police say

BRANDON, Fla. — A Florida sheriff's office arrested a 12-year-old girl Thursday for threatening a mass shooting at her middle school.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said the seventh-grader posted the threat toward Burns Middle School on Snapchat.

"Dear bms students I will be shooting that skool [sic] up September 3 2019 be ready say your goodbyes to you're [sic] family because that is finel [sic]...Goodluck (; be ready," the post said according to the sheriff's office.

A student at another middle school who saw the post approached their school resource deputy Thursday morning and reported it.

Deputies say the 12-year-old girl admitted to sending the threat and later deleting it.

"The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office takes all school threats, verbal, written or posted to social media, very seriously," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "We have a zero-tolerance policy. It is important for parents to know what their children are posting online. If you make a school threat, of any kind, you will be arrested and charged accordingly."

The minor is now facing a felony charge for making a written threat.

We are not releasing her name because of her age.

This story was originally published on WFTS.