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Pasco Co. schools increase security after receiving school threats within 24 hours

Pinellas Co. school also received a school threat
Posted at 6:38 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 18:21:41-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — There have recently been multiple school threats in the Tampa Bay area.

The Pasco County School District said there was a social media rumor about Hudson High School on Thursday.

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The district said the rumor was completely unfounded but the school is still stepping up security out of an abundance of caution. Students will notice more sheriff’s deputies stationed around the school.

Also in Pasco County, there was a school threat at Cypress Creek Middle School.

Police arrested a 12-year-old student and he’s now facing felony charges.

The student is accused of emailing six teachers, threatening to kill them. An arrest report shows the student threatened to shoot up the school.

In Pinellas County, police arrested and charged a 12-year-old Tarpon Springs Middle School student.

Detectives said he told other students he wanted to shoot five of his classmates and planned to use an AR 15 Rifle to shoot them at different areas on campus.

When investigators asked him about it, the student said it was just a joke.

Officials want to remind everyone to use the Fortify Florida App to make anonymous reports of suspicious activity.