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3 students arrested in Broward school threat incidents

Threats of school violence a second-degree felony

Three Florida teens have been arrested for making threats to schools in the last few days in Broward County alone.

Cypress Bay High School in Weston was locked down Dec. 6 after employees received texts and emails warning there would be a shooting there, the sheriff’s office said in a news release late Monday.

While a search didn’t turn up anything, officials say faculty at the school west of Fort Lauderdale continued to receive threats on Monday. Investigators tracked the threats to a 16-year-old boy and arrested him on charges of making a false report concerning the use of firearms and writing threats to kill. He was taken to a juvenile facility.

On Friday, a 12-year-old girl was arrested after a “death list” of students at nearby Falcon Cove Middle School was posted on Snapchat. She’s facing similar charges.

And on Thursday, two Lauderdale Lakes schools were placed on lockdown due to bomb threats. A 14-year-old girl was arrested.

Since a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Florida legislators approved a law making threats of school violence a second-degree felony. Sheriff’s officials said in the release that all threats are taken seriously and will be investigated thoroughly.

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