Juvenile Arrested After Sending Written Threats to Kill


On Thursday, November 16, 2023, a juvenile and their parent reported the concerning text messages to an FCSO deputy at FCSO’s District 2 Office in Palm Coast. The text messages show the 11-year-old student threatened to assassinate fellow students.

Deputies made contact with the student at a relative’s residence and placed him under arrest for Written Threats to Kill or do Bodily Harm. He was transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility before being turned over to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

“Even though kids may think that making threats to kill or harm others is just a joke, it is not under Florida law, and we will take it seriously every time,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Parents need to be the Sheriff in their homes and ensure that their children make smart decisions. Teach them the proper way to handle disagreements. Florida law is very clear. Making a threat to kill will get you arrested every time. Thank you to the student who alerted their parent and then alerted the Sheriff’s Office.”

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office urges parents to talk to their children about the consequences of sending threats to commit violence. While we don’t want to arrest your child, especially an 11-year-old, but the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will arrest anyone who threatens to commit a violent act.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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