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Police investigate social media threat made by Coral Gables student

Threat reported at Henry S. West Laboratory School

Student to be disciplined after posting social media threat, school officials say
Student to be disciplined after posting social media threat, school officials say

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Police investigated a social media threat made by a student at a school in Coral Gables, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

Miami-Dade police Detective Christopher Thomas said at least one officer from his department responded to the Henry S. West Laboratory School at 5300 Carillo St. as backup to Miami-Dade Schools Police.

Police are investigating a social media threat made by a student at Henry S. West Laboratory School in Coral Gables.
Police are investigating a social media threat made by a student at Henry S. West Laboratory School in Coral Gables. (WPLG)

The School Board later confirmed that a student showed the threatening video posted to social media to a school administrator, who then notified the school resource officer.

School Board officials said the video was not taken on campus nor shot during school hours.

The female middle school student who took the video will be disciplined in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

Authorities have not confirmed when the video was posted or which digital platform the video was posted to. The contents of the video have also not been released by police.

According to Miami-Dade police, Homeland Security detectives were called regarding the threat and took over the investigation.

Late Wednesday, MDPD said the teen would not be charged, and that the department’s Threat Management Section would be following up with the girl and her family to provide necessary resources.


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