A female middle-school student in south east Florida was arrested for making a “death list” of fellow students, according to Broward County police.
The unidentified 12-year-old at Falcon Cove Middle School reportedly published her hit list on Snapchat Friday, then followed up with a post stating that she would execute her plan on Monday.
According to the Miami Herald, the second posted read “didn’t get to shoot anybody up today ur still never save from me monday ur dead.”
The would-be shooter was arrested Friday night and transferred to a juvenile detention center. She is charged with “two counts of a written threat to kill and false reporting concerning a firearm,” according to a press release from the Broward County Sheriff’s office.
The girl reportedly confirmed to police that she had made the threat. It’s unclear if she was in a position to carry out her “false threats.”
Falcon Cove Middle School is less than a half-hour drive from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 34 people were shot in a February 2018 campus massacre that left 15 students and two faculty members dead.
An investigation of that onslaught led to the dismissal of two Broward County police officers over their ineffective response to the situation, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
An attorney representing the Falcon Cove student arrested over the weekend told the Sun-Sentinel the threat was made in jest, but acknowledged that living in a “post-Parkland world” gave weight to her words.