Father Lopez Catholic School senior accused of making shooting threats on social media

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — A student at Father Lopez Catholic School in Daytona Beach was arrested Monday, accused of posting threatening videos to social media.


According to police, school administrators were first notified of the posts by an e-mail signed by a “concerned student.”

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The e-mail included two short video clips showing a student making vague threats to conduct a mass shooting at the school. According to police, administrators recognized the student as 18-year-old senior Colin Boyer.

School staff notified Daytona Beach police who then contacted Ormond Beach Police once it was determined that Boyer lived in their city.

When officers went to interview Boyer at his home Monday morning, police say he admitted to making videos of himself making threats to “shoot up” the school.

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According to Boyer’s arrest report, he said he made the threats because he was just having a “bad day” and had no plans to carry out the threats.

“I am very proud of the individual(s) that came forward and reported this incident,” Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey said in a statement. “This is a great example of the ‘see something, say something’ doctrine, and teamwork between the school and local law enforcement agencies.”

Boyer was arrested and charged with making written or electronic threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting- a felony.

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He’s being held in the Volusia County jail on no bond.

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