12-Year-Old Posts Death List To Snapchat, Gets Arrested

Social media is one of the most powerful forms of technology.

I feel like the theme of the year is that people don’t really understand just how important or impactful their words can be when they choose to post them online.

Well, this 12-year-old girl from Florida just learned that everything you post can and will be taken seriously.

Her name is not being released given that she is a minor, but here’s what she did, and I’m sure you won’t think being arrested was too harsh.

This girl took to Snapchat to post a death list, and she went on to make several threats to the Falcon Cove Middle School and their students.

In a statement, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said:

A 12-year-old girl was arrested for making a false threat to kill students at a Weston school Friday.
The girl was arrested Saturday evening and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center. She faces two counts of a written threat to kill and false reporting concerning a firearm.
Around 7 p.m. Dec. 6, a Falcon Cove Middle School student and her parent notified deputies in the Broward Sheriff’s Office Weston district of a threat posted on Snapchat. The threat included a death list with student names from Falcon Cove Middle School. Another threat was posted to the social media site later Friday afternoon that indicated the students were not safe and that they would be killed on Monday, Dec. 9.
BSO detectives from the Threat Management Unit and Real Time Crime Center were able to identify the source of the threats Friday evening. The 12-year-old girl, a student at Falcon Cove Middle School, confirmed she made the false threats.
The investigation continues. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact BSO Det. Versteeg or call Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.

This is definitely a scary thing to hear about, and it’s an important reminder to always be aware of what your child is doing online.

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