Police arrest Lakeland High student for threatening to kill fellow students on Snapchat

Jared Gleydura said he was sick of being bullied
Lakeland student arrested for school threats
Lakeland student arrested for school threats
Posted at 4:14 AM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 08:25:07-04

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Police arrested an 18-year-old Lakeland High School student for threatening to kill fellow students.

A School Resource Officer received a Crime Stoppers tip on Thursday that Jared Gleydura posted a video on Snapchat he wanted to kill and commit manslaughter.

Officers located Gleydura and took him into an office at the school.

Police say the teen pulled out his phone and showed a shortened version of the video that did not contain any threats to the officers.

A Polk County School Resource Deputy for George Jenkins High School also got a tip from a student and received the full Snapchat video. The deputy shared the video with the officer at Lakeland High.

According to police, Gleydura said in the video: "I guess it's a problem that I'm a f----ing liberal because six f----ing hicks. Want to f----ing tell me I'm a f--got for painting my f----ing nails. I want to kill them, I'm going to kill them. I'm going to commit manslaughter on Tuesday."

Police say Gleydura cooperated with the officers during the interview and no weapons were found on him or in his home.

Officers said the 18-year-old was extremely upset because other students bullied him and called him a gay slur. Gleydura said he was not going to hurt anyone and would never kill anyone.

Police determined Gleydura's video on Snapchat met the criteria for him to be charged with a felony under Florida State Statue 836.10 (Written threats to kill or do bodily harm). Officers arrested him and took him to the Polk County Jail.