An 11-year-old girl was arrested Thursday after writing a note that threatened to kill students and teachers, Davie police said.
An arrest report identified the girl as Jasmine Powell, a sixth grader at Nova Middle School in Davie. The arrest comes just one day after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others.
“I will bring a gun to school to kill all of you ugly ass kids and teachers bitch. I will bring the gun Feb. 16, 18. Be prepared bitch!” the note read.
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Police say school surveillance shows the Hollywood girl slipping the handwritten note under the assistant principal’s door Thursday morning.
Powell later gave police a written statement that said a fellow classmate told her to “write the letter.”
“I placed a note under the door and I got caught on tape,” Powell wrote. A classmate threatened to have her attacked over a romantic interest.
“So to avoid getting in a fight ..., I put the letter under the door,” Powell wrote.
Powell was sent to Miami-Dade County’s Juvenile Assessment Center, records show.