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Officers arrest 4 students in 3 days after threats at different schools in Miami-Dade

List of students arrested during 2021-22 school year over shooting threats increases to 7

In the last three days, four Miami-Dade County Public Schools students have been arrested over threats on social media about violence at public schools.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – In the last three days, four Miami-Dade County Public Schools students have been arrested over threats of violence at public schools.

Officials announced on Wednesday a 14-year-old girl was arrested over a threat at G Holmes Braddock Senior High School.

Keith Clayton, 17, was arrested on Tuesday over a threat to Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School.

Keith Clayton, 17, was arrested on Tuesday (MDPD)

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on Monday over a threat to Miami Senior High School.

Tanecia McElliott, 16, was arrested over a threat on Instagram to “blow up” Miami Northwestern Senior High School. She appeared in court on Tuesday.

Prosecutors charged them with felony charges of written threats to kill or do bodily harm.

Tanecia McElliott, 16, was arrested over a school shooting threat on social media. (MDPD)

The recent arrests increased the number of MDCPS students who faced legal consequences over school shooting threats during the 2021-2022 school year to seven.

On Wednesday morning, officers responded to Mater Lakes Academy Middle/High in Hialeah after a threat that officers determined to be non-credible.

Detectives in South Florida have been dealing with a new wave of threats and hoaxes after the Nov. 30 school shooting in Michigan.

James Crumbley (left), Ethan Crumbley (center) and Jennifer Crumbley (right) are at the Oakland County Jail in connection with the Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School. (WDIV)

Meanwhile, in Michigan, Ethan Crumbley, 15, and his parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, remained behind bars.

Ethan was accused of killing four students and wounding six others and a teacher with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at Oxford High School in Oxford Township.

This is a developing story. Assignment Desk Editor Allison Cubillos contributed to this report.


About the Authors:

In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. 

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.