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14-year-old in Okaloosa County arrested for threatening to ‘blow up’ middle school

A 14-year-old former student of Davidson Middle School in Okaloosa County has been arrested and charged with making an electronic threat of a mass shooting or terrorist act. According to […]

A 14-year-old former student of Davidson Middle School in Okaloosa County has been arrested and charged with making an electronic threat of a mass shooting or terrorist act.

  • The suspect was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at his residence.

According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), a School Resource Officer at Davidson Middle School received information from a student about an unknown number sending an electronic message threatening to blow up the school.

After investigating, deputies determined that the number belonged to former student, who is currently an Okaloosa online student.

  • During questioning, the student admitted to deputies that he made the threat as a joke. However, the OCSO maintains a zero-tolerance policy for individuals making school threats.

“The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has a zero-tolerance policy for individuals making school threats,” wrote the Sheriff’s Office in a press release. “Making a written or electronic threat of a mass shooting or terrorist act is a second-degree felony.”

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