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12-year-old arrested after making threat to kill students at Falcon Cove Middle School

Girl accused of posting threatening messages to social media

WESTON, Fla. – A 12-year-old girl has been arrested after she threatened to kill students at a South Florida school, deputies said.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the girl was arrested Friday after making a false threat to kill students at Falcon Cove Middle School.

Deputies said the girl posted a threatening message on Snapchat earlier that day.

The threat included a “death list” that named students at the Weston school, deputies said.

A second threat was posted, this one saying the students on the list “were not safe and that they would be killed on Monday, Dec. 9,” according to a news release.

Students at nearby Cypress Bay High School showed Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright a screenshot of one of the threats that circulated on social media.

This is one of the social media threats deputies say a 12-year-old girl made to students at Falcon Cove Middle School.
This is one of the social media threats deputies say a 12-year-old girl made to students at Falcon Cove Middle School. (WPLG)

"She’s a really nice person, and just thinking about that somebody can kill a person like, innocent, it’s just, it’s sad,” said a classmate of one of the students on the death list.

Another student and her parents reported the threats to the BSO.

Deputies said the girl admitted to posting the threatening messages.

“I think it’s completely dumb because, you know, obviously, they would get caught, and to make threats like that is just completely stupid,” Cypress Bay High School student Gabriela Tramonte said.


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