FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A 13-year-old Flagler County student was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening to shoot up his middle school.
According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, students of Buddy Taylor Middle School reported the alleged threats made by the suspect over XBOX Live.
Investigators interviewed witnesses and learned the teen spoke to fellow gamers over XBOX Live about his plans to shoot up the school, stating that he had made a map of the campus.
FCSO determined that the student did indeed make threatening statements and was immediately arrested.
Witnesses in the XBOX Live "party chat" with the suspect told police he said he was going to "aim down the hallways and just shoot."
The witnesses also told police the suspect has been bullied before and is known to be violent.
“We are glad that these students spoke up and let their parents know exactly what was being said on XBOX,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “We have a zero tolerance policy in Flagler County for threats of violence in our schools."
Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
The student was charged with False Report Concerning the Use of a Firearm in a Deadly Manner.