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Ruskin teen threatened to shoot students and build a 'death camp,' deputies say

Posted at 11:21 AM, Nov 06, 2019

RUSKIN, Fla. — A Hillsborough County teenage girl was arrested after deputies say she threatened to shoot other students and build a "death camp."

The Lennard High School 16-year-old is accused of making comments about using a firearm against unnamed students at the school. Two other students were witnesses to the statements.

Those students came forward Tuesday stating that the girl said she was "tired of the kids at school" and wanted to shoot them. She also allegedly made a comment about wanting to build a death camp in the woods where she could make kids disappear.

School security was notified and Hillsborough Sheriff's Office got involved.

Deputies say there was no evidence found that the girl had the means to carry out the threats.

“The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office takes all threats of violence against students seriously, and we will continue to work with school staff to investigate these threats thoroughly,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “I am urging all parents to talk with their children about the seriousness of making any threats. It's important for them to learn that even fake threats can have serious consequences and long term repercussions."

She was arrested for a charge of making a false report concerning planting a bomb, an explosive, or a weapon of mass destruction, or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner.