St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2023-007839
Date of original release: 02/28/2023

Student Arrested for Threat

Release posted on 2/28/2023 at 12:56 p.m.

Yesterday, February 28th, 2023, a 15-year-old boy in the eighth grade at John Hopkins Middle School threatened a shooting at the school in a social media post. It was reported to the school resource officer and the student was arrested at his home.

The student is charged with making a written threat to kill, a 2nd-degree felony (F.S. 836.10).

The St. Petersburg Police Department takes all school threats very seriously for the safety of our students. Threatening comments/posts will always be investigated and result in serious consequences.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer