KISSIMMEE, Fla. – An 11-year-old boy was arrested on allegations of threatening to "shoot up" a Kissimmee middle school, according to deputies.
The boy, a student at Neptune Middle School who's not being named by ClickOrlando.com due to his age, was arrested on three counts of written threats to kill, a second-degree felony.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, deputies were notified Monday about a social media post concerning a shooting threat at Neptune Middle School in Kissimmee. The post said, “I’m gonna shoot up Neptune."
Deputies said they identified the student who made the threats and established probable cause that he made the post.
The student was detained and taken to the Juvenile Detention Facility in Orange County.
"The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and the School District of Osceola County are dedicated to the safety of our schools," sheriff's officials said in a statement. "We are grateful for the deputies and school district staff who worked diligently to look into this threat and hold accountable the person responsible."
"We continue to remind our student, parents, and community members that if they see something or hear something that is a threat, they should say something," school officials said. "We will always listen and respond. It is by working together that we will continue to provide a learning environment that is focused on student achievement and safety."