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Middle school student arrested in Lake Wales for threatening to bring gun, kill teacher

McLaughlin Middle School
Posted at 9:31 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 09:19:27-04

A Lake Wales High School student was arrested after deputies say he threatened to bring a gun to school and kill a teacher.

On Tuesday, the 14-year-old student was messaging someone on Instagram, talking about how someone wanted to fight him.

As they chatted, the 14-year-old asked if he should bring a gun, and further stated that he was going to shoot a teacher, the arrest report says.

That 14-year-old has been charged with written threat to kill, a second degree felony.