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Teen Arrested After Threatening ‘Round 2’ Of Florida Shooting

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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A South Carolina high school student was arrested Thursday after he threatened a “round 2” of the Florida school shooting over Snapchat.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a ninth grader at Broome High School after he reportedly posted a Snapchat picture of himself holding what looked to be an assault rifle and a partial mask, adding the caption “Round 2 of Florida tomorrow,” reports Fox Carolina.

The ninth grader was arrested for disrupting his school and is currently at a Greenville Department of Justice facility.

Authorities were alerted to the photo after the school got a tip that a child had showed the photo to a parent. Both were able to identify the student in the photo.

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“After informing the suspect and his parents of the law violation, the suspect stated his Snapchat post was just intended as a joke, and that he didn’t have any serious intentions,” Lt. Kevin Bobo said in a statement, adding that it turned out the student had been holding a pellet gun and wearing a ski mask.

“The safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance,” school district spokeswoman Sherri Horton said in a statement. “In order to ensure the safety of every student, the District Three Administration and Board of Trustees are providing additional security at the school.”

A Florida high school experienced a mass shooting Wednesday when suspect Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the Parkland school, killing 17 people and injuring several more.

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