Friday, April 12, 2024

Detectives Arrest Safety Harbor Middle School Student for Written Threats to Commit a Mass Shooting

On February 20, 2024, detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Pinellas County Schools student for Written Threats to Kill or Conduct a Mass Shooting. 

Detectives say a 14-year-old Safety Harbor Middle School student sent a message to another student via Snapchat stating, “I’m shooting school up tomorrow.” 

Detectives made contact with the student, who admitted to sending the message but stated it was a joke. He was arrested and charged with one count of Written Threats to Kill or Conduct a Mass Shooting. 

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to keeping our schools,  our children, and our community safe. Anyone with information on any threats is asked to notify the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (727) 582-6200 or via

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