'We avert disaster': Florida high school shooting copy cats found, arrested

Marsha Scott
February 17, 2018

A Broome High School student was arrested after a threat was made via social media, a school district spokesperson said Thursday.

"The safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance", school district spokeswoman Sherri Horton said in a statement.

A SC high school student was charged after he posted a picture on Snapchat with caption that warned of a "round two of Florida". They say the threat is not real, and it's not directed at any specific school.

The ninth grader was arrested for disrupting his school and is now at a Greenville Department of Justice facility. Authorities said the picture had the caption, "Round 2 of Florida tomorrow".

The suspect told police that the Snapchat post was an innocent joke.

On Thursday, Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old suspect in the Parkland high school shooting, was charged with premeditated murder of 17 people and with wounding another 14. He will likely have a hearing on Friday, WSPA reported.

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Authorities were able to ID the suspect after meeting with the student who gave the tip and the student's parent, Fox Carolina reported. The sheriff's office said the mask was found along with an airsoft rifle that looked like an assault rifle. They said additional security is being provided at Broome High School to ensure students' safety.

Superintendent Kenny Blackwood added, "The District would like to commend the student who came forward with information".

Meanwhile, all high schools are to remain on high alert.

Angela Roles, the principal of Cypress Lake High School, sent a note to parents assuring them they had taken the concerns to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The boy has been charged with disturbing schools.

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