FORT Lauderdale (CBS Miami) – A student at Pompano Beach Prep has been arrested for threatening the school.
“These kinds of threats are no joke, we’ve said them over and over,” says Carrie Codd, Broward Sheriff’s Office.
The 12-year-old was detained on Tuesday and issued with written death threats.
Earlier that morning, a student at Crystal Lake Middle School learned of the threat and posted the information on social media as a warning about a possible school shooting.
The department commends this student for seeing something and saying something.
“This student who was initially aware of this threat did only that they knew of this potential threat, and put it there as a warning, that it enabled investigators to begin their investigation and resulted in this arrest,” says Code.
The Deputy School Resources has investigated and identified the student responsible for the threat.
According to the sheriff’s office, the threat laid out a detailed plan to “infiltrate the school from all entrances” and “begin to kill people little by little.”
The school was searched and no weapons were found. The student was moved to the Event Calendar Center.
“Our children are not safe,” says Carolina Capellan, whose son goes to school.
Fear is a common feeling among parents and students after arrest.
“I was really worried for my safety and the safety of my friend,” says Antonio Montalvo.
The sheriff’s office said these types of threats are taken seriously, are fully investigated, and could lead to criminal charges. Threatening to kill, cause significant bodily injury, or mass shooting is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 50 years in prison.