A 15 year old FPC student was arrested after he threatened to kill two other students on Snapchat on April 25th.
One of the students brought the Snapchat photo to school administration who involved the School Resource Deputy. It is believed that the photo was in response to potential bullying.
The 15 year old was arrested for Written Threats to Kill or Do Bodily Harm and transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
“Bullying is never acceptable and making threats to settle the score is not a joke and will always be taken seriously,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We don’t like making these arrests, but we will come knocking on your door if your child makes any threat to harm someone. Parents, talk to your kids and be the Sheriff in your home and teach them what to do if they are bullied. They should report bullying to the SRD or school administrators. There are also school counselors available. If you are a bully, STOP IT! You could be the impetus to a school shooting. Thank you to the student who alerted school administrators who then reported the threat to the SRD.”