An 11-year-old was arrested Monday after he said, “I’m going to shoot up the school!” during first period at Pembroke Pines’ Walter C. Young Middle School, cops say.
This was Monday’s second arrest of a middle school student by Pembroke Pines police. A 13-year-old’s Sunday Instagram threat to “shoot up” Pines Middle School ended with his arrest Monday.
Both were charged with making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner.
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While cops said the Pines Middle student admitted he was joking, they say this student wasn’t being as jocular, although his intentions weren’t any more serious.
To his outburst, cops say a nearby student asked if he was serious.
“Maybe, maybe not,” the boy answered.
The student reported the statement to school faculty. Soon, the boy found himself in front of Pembroke Pines police and his mother.
“The suspect admitted to making the statements and knew that it had caused his classmates to become scared,” police say. “The suspect advised that he made a mistake due to being frustrated over his school lessons. The suspect was not in possession of a weapon at any time.”