An 11-year-old boy in Florida is facing criminal charges for allegedly threatening to shoot his teacher last week.
Flagler County police said the Bunnell Elementary School student made the threat while pointing his iPad at the teacher and making gun noises. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that the incident occurred a day after the student was removed from class for singing a song about shooting people, searching online about guns, and talking to classmates about guns.
On Thursday, the 11-year-old reportedly pointed the iPad at the teacher and made gun noises.
“I am going to shoot you up!” the boy also said, according to WFOX and WJAX.
While leaving the classroom, the student allegedly repeated the threat while making eye contact with the teacher.
On Friday, the teacher reported the incident, claiming she feared for her life. The student was reportedly not at school the day the teacher made the report.
According to the News-Journal, the 11-year-old denied threatening the teacher but confessed to talking about guns. The elementary school’s IT department searched his laptop discovered more than four pages he made regarding guns and ammunition.
The boy was charged with making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner. He was booked into jail and released to his parents. The Department of Juvenile Justice is in the process of scheduling a court date.
Reports indicated that the 11-year-old is the fourth student in Flagler County to be arrested in the past 10 days. According to the Palm Coast Observer, a 12-year-old at the same elementary school was arrested last week for threatening to commit a school shooting.
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