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School Threats

A 13-year old student at Ruckel Middle School in Niceville was arrested today after saying she wanted to shoot up the school and I’m going to kill you in front of several classmates.

Following an investigation, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office charged the teen with making a false report to use a firearm in a violent manner, a second degree felony.

Two of the witnesses who heard the defendant’s statements say they were scared by the comments and fear prompted them to tell someone.

790.163 False report concerning planting a bomb, an explosive, or a weapon of mass destruction, or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner; penalty

(1) It is unlawful for any person to make a false report, with intent to deceive, mislead, or otherwise misinform any person, concerning the placing or planting of any bomb, dynamite, other deadly explosive, or weapon of mass destruction as defined in s. 790.166, or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner against a person or persons. A person who violates this subsection commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

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