A day after the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a school just a town away reportedly dealt with another potential shooting incident. According to Newsweek, an 11-year-old girl has been arrested for sharing a threatening note at Nova Middle School. In it, she says that she'll kill "ugly ass kids and teachers."
"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, released by the Davie Police Department, reads. In addition to the note, which was placed under the door of the Assistant Principal's office, the student also shared a separate confessional note, which explained her anger was over being bullied. "I placed a note under the AP door and I got caught on tape," the note says. "My friend Sarai to write the letter or she will get her friend to fight me because she does not like because someone said that I like (name withheld). So to avoid getting in a fight with her friend, I put the letter under the door."
The 11-year-old was arrested. The Sun-Sentinel shared her name. She is a sixth grader. She was taken into custody and transported to the Broward Juvenile Assessment Centre.
She was charged for written threats to kill or do bodily injury, which is a felony.
“This arrest is evident that these types of crimes will be taken serious,” said Davie police spokesman Mark Leone.
As Newsweek shares, the suspect's school is half an hour away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was charged with killing 17 people in a mass shooting. Cruz had attended the Parkland school before being expelled. He is in custody and faces 17 counts of premeditated murder. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel shared that there have been a number of "copycat" threats made at other schools following the incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. “We will respond to every threat. Every threat we receive, we will not classify it as a copycat or prank call,” he said. “We will respond in full and investigate it.”
[Photo: Davie Police]
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