A disgruntled sophomore at Archbishop A. McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches caused a commotion Thursday morning after a homemade video she sent to other students made its way to their parents.
Though the school was never put on lockdown, Archdiocese of Miami communications director Mary Ross Agosta and Davie police descended on the campus at 5451 South Flamingo Rd., and school officials sent an email to calm worried parents.
“There is no immediate threat to the school and we are working with Davie police to investigate. The student in question will not be on campus,” school officials wrote. “The school day will proceed as normal.”
According to Agosta, the student, a female sophomore, was with her mother and being questioned by police late Thursday morning. Agosta said the video didn’t contain specific threats or targets, but was more of a “rant” from an unhappy teen.
The video was sent through cyberspace via texts and Snapchat, Agosta said.
It shows the girl laughing and saying, “After they die and they’re like begging me for mercy, I basically just massacre them,” CBS4 reported. She went on, “Dude I’d smash your windows and kill you, not you, but anybody who basically tried to hide. The day I snap is gonna be hella fun. The day my sanity snaps. You know that’s gonna happen. … I’m a time bomb, ticking.”
Davie police Sgt. Dale Engle said the department received comments on social media “that were very disturbing.”
He declined to comment on the investigation but said police spoke to the student Thursday morning and that she wouldn’t be at school Thursday.
He also said the safety of students and teachers weren't threatened.
Agosta said church and school officials were alerted to the video early Thursday morning when a teacher at the school first saw it. She said the video contained “inappropriate comments.”
She said the student is the only one on camera, and that she seems to be talking to another student taking the video. No names were mentioned, Agosta said.