Police: Student faces felony charges after social media threat made against Pembroke Pines school

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Pembroke Pines police arrested a student Wednesday morning who they said made a threat toward Charles W. Flanagan High School.

The school is located at 12800 Taft St.

Pembroke Pines police spokeswoman Amanda Conwell said the incident was reported around 8 a.m. She said the student is facing felony charges.

“At no time was there any active safety concern to the students, staff or campus,” the police department tweeted. “The school remains safe & secure.”

Principal Paula Peters emailed parents and guardians Wednesday morning to inform them about the incident.

“We want to assure you that at this time we are conducting normal operations on campus,” the email read in part. “We are proud of the individuals who came forward to make us aware of the online post. I want to remind all of our students and families how seriously any and all threats are taken.

“Parents, please speak with your children to remind them that any threat – even if they think it is a joke – will result in tough consequences. At all times, the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.”

Further details about the incident were not immediately released.

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