Valencia College student arrested for threatening mass shooting
19-year-old said he 'wasn't being serious'
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – According to an arrest report with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, a Valencia College student has been arrested for threatening a mass shooting.
The report said that the popular social media platform Snapchat notified the FBI about the post.
Deputies said that the 19-year-old Valencia College student admitted to making the post but said he wasn't being serious.
Documents show the post read, "Come to Valencia tomorrow at 2pm, we're gonna host a mass shooting," and also, "Souvenir bullet shells and wounds."
The FBI handed the tip to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies went to 19-year-old Hassan Suhada's house on Friday, arresting him for felony written threats to kill or do bodily harm.
Investigators said Suhada told them that his post was a joke and that he's never owned a gun. However, he allegedly admitted to recently shooting at a gun range.
Valencia College tells News 6 that the school was notified by the FBI and the school fully cooperated with their investigation.
Valencia College also said that Suhada has been a student at the school since January 2018.
Neighbors near the 19-year-old's home said he was a good kid who wasn't thinking wisely about his social media activity.
Suhada remains in custody without bond.
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