Teenager arrested after social media threat made against tech school

Police say 18-year-old man confessed to making threat

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Neki Mohan - Anchor/Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Police have arrested an 18-year-old suspect accused of making a social media threat against William H. Turner Technical Arts High School.

Kenly Dorvil faces a charge of written threats to kill or do bodily harm, Miami-Dade County school police Chief Edwin Lopez announced Monday

Lopez said Dorvil is not enrolled in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Parents and students reported the threat after seeing it on Twitter.

One of the threats said, "Killing today at TT." Another said students at the school were about to be in caskets.

Police said Kenly Dorvil was having trouble with students at William H. Turner Technical Arts High School.

Many students did not attend classes at Turner because of the threats. The school remained open Monday under heightened security -- under what school officials called code yellow.

"I thought about not coming to school but I wanted to come get my education," said Daniel Jean, a ninth grader.

Lopez said police tracked down Dorvil through an IP address. He said Dorvil, who was having trouble with certain students at the school, confessed to making the threat.

Dorvil was arrested at his private high school, authorities said.

The Miami-Dade Police Department assisted school police with the investigation. Dorvil is currently being held on $10,000 bond at Miami-Dade County's Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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