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- Officials tweeted out the message late Tuesday night saying the male student at Glades Middle School got a message from an unknown number.
Police will be providing extra security to one middle school in Miramar after a text message sent to students warned of a possible shooting on Wednesday.
Officials tweeted out the message late Tuesday night saying the male student at Glades Middle School got a message from an unknown number with that warning. The student told his parents, who called police.
"I'm gonna shoot the school tomorrow during first period @10am," the message read.
Miramar Police said they're investigating the credibility of the threat while adding extra officers to patrol the area around and inside the school grounds out of an abundance of caution.
"We got the first phone call, it was one student, and shortly thereafter we started getting more phone calls," said Miramar Police's Tania Rues.
The alleged threat is just the latest in South Florida over the past few months, including ones placed to schools in Miramar and Pembroke Pines.
#Breaking Miramar police say this is the threatening message texted or shared with Glades Middle students yesterday @NBC6 pic.twitter.com/Xn2EfHAu0c— Julia Bagg (@JuliaNBC6) February 6, 2019
"There's no reason to threaten middle school students, there's no reason to do that," said student Jorden Bennett.
The latest alleged threat comes just over one week before the first anniversary of the deadly mass shooting inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 students and staff members were killed.