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School Threat Arrest


Thanks to tips we received through our school resource officers and our tip line, Deonte Hall (B/M 06/15/2001) was arrested and charged with a felony today for written threats to conduct a mass shooting/act of terrorism (F.S. 836.10) at his Pinellas Park home.

He posted on Facebook that he would “shoot up” Gibbs High School if someone “liked” his post. He also had several posts of him and firearms.
Additionally, Deonte violated is the terms of his probation, and will be charged accordingly.

A Gibbs High School student, received school consequences after encouraging him in the post’s comments.

The St. Petersburg Police Department takes these and any other threats seriously, and we encourage anyone who comes across any threatening message to contact us immediately.
Students can reach out to their SRO’s directly, or anyone can leave an anonymous tip by texting “SPPD” to TIP-411. You can also call our non-emergency line at 727-893-7780 to make a report.

Report# 2018-082710