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Indian River County middle school student in custody after posting school threat on Snapchat

Sheriff sets up school tip line in Indian River County
Posted at 2:29 PM, May 05, 2019

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — A 13-year-old Storm Grove Middle School student is in custody after posting a school threat on Snapchat, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives were notified of the threat on Saturday and were able to locate the student in Sunny Isles, where the seventh grade student was staying with his mother.

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The student has been taken into custody under a Indian River County warrant and will be later transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Fort Pierce. He is being charged with written threats to kill, which is a felony charge.

“This is our third arrest in as many weeks related to threats against schools on social media. We take each one of these threats seriously, with our team working all night for a peaceful resolution in this case. We want to assure parents that this student will not be in school tomorrow, and that we work hard every single day to ensure the safety our entire district,” said Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar.

The sheriff's office says threats against a school should be reported by calling 911, Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS or their school tips line at 772-978-6000.