The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Crestview area teen with making an electronic threat of a mass shooting/terrorist act.
The 16-year old was taken into custody Wednesday night at his home.
The student allegedly created a video threatening to use explosives to blow up Crestview High School. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the video was placed on Snapchat.
The OCSO received information on the threatening social media post from the FBI.
The teen told deputies he made the video as a joke and was just being sarcastic. According to the arrest report, he stated that he wanted to continue a social media trend in which juveniles posted sarcastic videos made in a similar format to the one he posted.
Making a written or electronic threat of a mass shooting or terrorist act is a second degree felony, according to the sheriff’s office.