Multiple social media posts warn of shooting at Miami Springs Middle School
Miami-Dade Schools police work with FBI to track down whoever posted threats
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – Miami-Dade Schools police detectives are working with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force to track down whoever posted multiple threats on social media Monday warning about a shooting at Miami Springs Middle School, a school district spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.
"All of Miami Springs Middle School kids are gonna die when I shoot up the school!" one post read.
"I hope you all don't come to springs tomorrow because this is finna be hella fun," another post stated.
Some of the Instagram posts tagged other accounts in the messages, and one post included a photo of a gun.
Nicole Tijerino, whose sister attends the school, said the campus was on lockdown Monday after the threat was made.
"They had directed her in a straight line to the auditorium and everything was locked down," she said.
Some students told Local 10 News reporter Glenna Milberg that they didn't take the threat seriously.
"Most of the people laughed about it and everything, and they took it as a joke," Justin Delatorre said.
But one parent said some students stayed home Tuesday as a precaution.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman Jaquelyn Calzadilla said there will be extra police at the school until the investigation is completed.
According to Calzadilla, an increase of law enforcement personnel will also be at Hialeah Gardens Senior High School Tuesday and Wednesday after a non-credible threat was received Monday against the school.
She said both schools operated on a normal schedule Tuesday.
"This is becoming so prevalent in our society, but parents need to talk to their kids," Miami Springs police Officer Janice Simon said. "Tell them, 'This not acceptable and it's against the law.'"
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