By Sharon Aron Baron
A 15-year-old accused of threatening to commit a shooting at Pompano Beach Middle School was arrested on Thursday.
According to detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Threat Management Unit, the teen entered a virtual classroom at the school around 10:43 a.m. on Thursday and told the teacher and students, “You guys better hide. I’m gonna shoot it up.”
The teen then turned on his video camera and began dancing. The school was placed on a Code Red lockdown. BSO’s Real Time Crime Center monitored the cameras on the campus while deputies searched the campus and determined no actual threat.
BSO’s Threat Management Unit detectives began investigating and developing information that led them to the teen, a student at another school in Broward County.
The teen from Hollywood was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center for processing. The teen faces charges of written threats to kill, false reports of a bomb or firearm, and disruption of a school function.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
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