LCSO arrests two juveniles for threatening violence against school

Published: Jan. 28, 2019 at 4:14 PM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

January 28, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Leon County Sheriff's Office says two students have been arrested after threatening violence on Governor's Charter Academy.

Deputies responded to GCA after school staff made them aware of two students, one 13-year-old male and one 14-year-old male, who had been using an internal school application to chat with other students and teachers.

Authorities say teachers saw the chat, where one student made a comment saying they wanted to commit a shooting "like the man that shot up Parkland High." According to LCSO, the other student asked if he could "join in the shooting."

Officials say no weapons were found on either student and there was no apparent plan in place to commit any violence.

LCSO says both students were charged with written threats to do harm. Officials did not identify the two students.

LCSO did not say when the alleged incident occurred.

In a statement to WCTV, the school said: