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Florida student accused of threatening to shoot up a school

The boy was arrested on a charge of making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner. [Davie Police Department/Facebook]
The boy was arrested on a charge of making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner. [Davie Police Department/Facebook]
Published Aug. 23, 2019

DAVIE, Fla. — Police have arrested a Florida high school student they say posted that he wanted to shoot up a school on an app for video gamers.

Davie police say the Nova High School student wrote a message saying he wanted to see people shake in fear and "blow their heads off."

RELATED: Pinellas student, 18, told class he would 'shoot all them up,' police say

The teen's arrest report withholds the boy's name and age. It says authorities received a tip of the message written on a chat channel of the Discord app.

RELATED: Girl, 12, sent school shooting threat via Snapchat, deputies say

News outlets say the boy told police he had no intention of following through with a crime. The student's mother told police she did not have any guns at home.

The boy was arrested on a charge of making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner.

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