3 Stoneman Douglas students arrested; 1 made a threat and 2 accused of bringing knives to school

Posted: 6:12 PM, Mar 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-21 05:12:52-04

The Broward Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for making a threat on social media.  The post featured the student with a handgun.

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"A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy responded to the school to investigate a tip and interviewed the 10th-grader about photos he shared on Snapchat," BSO said in a statement. "In one image, the teen displays a gun in his waistband. In a second image, he shows off bullets."

The detective said both photos had threatening messages. The teenager was hospitalized under Florida's Baker Act and taken to a facility for a mental health evaluation.

Deputies also arrested two students for bringing knives to school.

The arrests over the weapons were separate and unrelated, NBC 6 reported.

One student pulled out a 2-inch knife during an altercation with a female student, leading to the arrest, according to an arrest report.

The other student had a 9-inch knife in his backpack that was found after school officials were alerted to it on Tuesday by a student who saw it during the school bus ride on Monday.

And a deputy assigned to Stoneman Douglas is off the job pending an internal affairs investigation -- for sleeping in his patrol car while on duty.

Information from our news partner NBC 6