PIO Number: 18-2-15

Date: Feb. 20, 2018

A sixth-grader who threatened to kill students at a Lauderdale Lakes school has been arrested and faces a felony charge of intimidation.

Around 8:30 p.m. on President's Day, the 13-year-old girl posted a threat on Instagram that students at Central Charter School would be killed this week. She gave two dates: Feb. 20 or Feb. 22.

Broward Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit immediately investigated the threatening message. On Feb. 20, the girl told deputies that the post was done in jest. However, her parents were concerned enough to keep their daughter home from school for the day not knowing at the time that she made the threat.

BSO encourages everyone to continue reporting any suspected threats by calling 954-764-HELP (4357) or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477). Threats will be thoroughly investigated. Anyone found in violation of the law will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.

Joy Oglesby/PIO

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