Police Identify 15-Year-Old For Making Threats To Cocoa High School

By  //  October 9, 2018

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Cocoa High School was placed in lockdown as a precaution

Cocoa Police have identified a 15-year-old boy from Davie, Florida, who was responsible for making threats of a shooting at Cocoa High School on Monday.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police have identified a 15-year-old boy from Davie, Florida, who was responsible for making threats of a shooting at Cocoa High School on Monday.

Police say Cocoa High School received three phone calls reference to threats of a shooting at the school.

Cocoa High School was placed in a lockdown as a precaution.

Police officers and detectives responded immediately to the school to investigate and secure the area.

On Monday evening detectives from Davie Police Department contacted the Cocoa Police Department’s School Resource Officer James Salley to advise that a school in the Davie Florida area and an additional school in Dade County received similar threats.

Davie PD determined the source of the calls and made contact with the suspect who admitted making the calls to all three schools.

The suspect has been diagnosed with mental disabilities, according to investigators.

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Police say he is under supervision and has no access to weapons.

Cocoa police detectives will continue the investigation and consult with the State Attorney’s Office to determine any criminal charges in the matter.

Detectives are working with Davie Police and the Brevard State Attorney’s Office to determine the next steps.

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