VIDEO: Brevard Sheriff’s Agents Arrest Female Teen Student In Snapchat School Shooting Threat
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // February 16, 2018
'I’m coming space coast, watch out'
BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF Wayne Ivey speaks with the media about the local school shooting threat and arrest made this morning.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Throughout the night our agents worked to identify the poster who had “reposted” a picture and the written threat of, “I’m coming space coast, watch out.”
While the initial post and threat was initiated in South Carolina yesterday by a South Carolina teen who was subsequently arrested, the post was reposted last night by a teen in the Canaveral Groves area relating to Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School.
As a result of the repost our agency initiated a local investigation that identified a 15-year-old female student at Space Coast Jr/Sr High School as the person who posted the second threat.
The student was arrested early this morning by members of our team and charged with Written Threats to Kill or do Bodily Harm. The female student was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center where she is currently being held as a result of the charges.
The investigation into the post began after the Sheriff’s Office was made aware of the posting on Instagram. Sheriff’s Office Agent Chris Castiello who is assigned to the FBI Task Force began the task of tracking down the origin of the communication and was able to identify and locate the juvenile suspect early this morning.
The female student had indicated that she thought it was “funny,” because everyone else was doing it and the reaction it was generating.
I want to again thank our many citizens who alerted our agency to the posting as we greatly appreciate the partnership we have in working together to protect Brevard County!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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