Broward County

Student Arrested in Snapchat Threats Against Pompano Beach Middle School Classmates

Student, 14, arrested on one count of written threats to kill

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A 14-year-old student was arrested after making social media threats against classmates at Pompano Beach Middle School, authorities said Wednesday.

Broward Sheriff's Office officials said deputies were made aware of the threats against students which were made through Snapchat on Tuesday night.

Investigators were able to locate the teen suspect, who is a student at the school.

The teen was arrested on one count of written threats to kill, and was booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center.

The arrest is just the latest in a disturbing trend of school threats in Broward during this school year.

In October, a student threatened violence against Miramar High School in a group chat. On Dec. 1, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland threatened a mass shooting at the school while in a social media chat room.

Two more threats have happened since then, one at Deerfield Beach Middle School involving a 12-year-old, and the other last week when a 13-year-old was arrested for making threats at a charter school in Pembroke Pines.

"It’s a serious threat. It’s not going to be something taken lightly," Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said Wednesday. "We are going to find you. And we are going to arrest you."

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