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Student Arrest for Threat


Today, Friday, November 1, an Azalea Middle School 8th grader, made a threatening statement to other students that he planned to dress up as a school shooter and “shoot up the school”. Someone shared his comments on social media.

School resource officers were notified and they launched an investigation. The officers charged the 13 year old boy with making a false report of a bomb/firearm to conduct bodily harm ( felony ).

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

Report 2019-047961