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Threat found on bathroom wall at Tarpon Springs school, more than 100 students stay home Monday

Posted: 2:57 PM, Mar 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-05 15:01:33-05
Threat found on bathroom wall at Tarpon Springs school, more than 100 students stay home Monday

More than 100 students stayed home from school on Monday, March 5 after a threat was found in the girl's bathroom at Tarpon Springs middle school. 

An eighth grade female student was arrested and charged with written threats to do bodily harm/injury. She was transported to the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center. 

School officials say the student admitted to both a faculty member, and the student resource officer that she wrote the treat on the bathroom wall, which read "I'm coming for this school on 3-5-18 be ready!"

Parents of students at the school were notified by phone about the threat and more than 100 students ended up staying home on Monday because of the threat. There was also an increased presence of police officers from the Tarpon Springs Police Department at the school on Monday. 

The student told officials school and domestic pressures were a motive to her writing the threat but she was unable to articulate further as to how these issues resulted in her actions.