TARPON SPRINGS — An eighth-grade student was arrested for leaving a threat scrawled on a girl's bathroom wall, according to police, that resulted in more than 100 Tarpon Springs Middle School students missing school on Monday.
The Tarpon Springs Middle student was arrested on a charge of making written threats to do bodily harm/injury and taken to the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center. Police did not identify the student or release her age.
This was the latest in a series of incidents that school and law enforcement officials have had to deal with since the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killed 14 in Parkland.
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The incident started on Friday, police said, when this threat was found in a girl's bathroom wall at Tarpon Springs Middle: "I'm coming for this school on 3-5-18 be ready!"
The school notified parents about the threat, police said, which resulted in Monday's absences.
Police said that during an investigation, an eighth grade student admitted to a Tarpon Springs officer and a teacher that she produced the threat.
"She cited school and domestic pressures as a motive however, she was unable to articulate further as to how these issues resulted in her actions," police said in a statement.
No other information about the incident was released.