After a school shooting in South Florida, 17 people were dead and a teen was arrested after the police have said that he has made threats towards South Florida high school and that same day the gunman Nikolas Cruz has murdered his former 17 classmates as well as teachers.
As per the Spartanburg County Sheriff Office, they have received a tip on Wednesday about a photo shared by a ninth grader at Broome High School on Snapchat. According to New York Post, the teen has shared a masked picture partially covering his face, holding a large rifle in his hand and captioned, “Round 2 of Florida tomorrow,” by referring the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday in Parkland, Florida. According to deputies, they went to the teen’s home and he has told them that the post was meant as a joke.
The search of the home was turned up the mask as well as weapon— a pellet gun and Lt. Kevin Bobo has told Fox Carolina, ‘After informing the suspect and his parents of the law violation, the suspect stated his Snapchat post was just intended as a joke, and that he didn’t have any serious intentions.’ In a statement early Friday, the officials have said: “The police determined that the student did not intend to carry out the threat, but the act of making a threat against a school is against the law.”
The officials of Spartanburg County School District 3 have said in a statement that they were providing more security at the school. They have said that the safety of their students and staff is of paramount importance. The school has posted on Facebook, ‘In order to ensure the safety of every student, the District Three Administration and Board of Trustees are providing additional security at the school.’ The former FBI profiler has said that the increase of threats and false alarms in the days after the tragedy is a noticeable phenomenon. She has said: “There are certain things that occur in our culture that can provoke the desire to engage in similar behavior.”