Deputies investigate Pompano Beach student social media threat

BSO receives tip of social media threat at Pompano Beach Middle School

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Broward Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a threat between students at Pompano Beach Middle School.

Sometime before 9 a.m. Thursday, BSO deputies were alerted by a parent about an exchange on social media.

According to investigators, one student wanted to fight another student. 

As the exchange escalated, one student said they would bring a gun to the fight and included a picture, investigators said. 

The parent of one of the students alerted BSO deputies and an investigation was immediately launched at Pompano Beach Middle School. 

"We need to do everything we can to let our children (and families) know that these threats, and these things you do; like posting pictures with guns, or making threats against schools, is an actual felony," Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said. 

The student who made the threat is facing an assault charge.

Classes were held as scheduled as BSO deputies investigated.

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