DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 20-year-old Mainland High School student was arrested Thursday under the Baker Act after he made a violent threat against his classmates and the school, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.
Police described the social media post as "disturbing."
Investigators said they took Marcuise DeLoach to police headquarters for questioning, and he was taken into custody under the Baker Act.
According to the arrest report, DeLoach wrote on Facebook, "This video actually making me wanna do the same
A fellow student saw the post and reported it to the authorities, who arrested DeLoach 17 minutes later, the arrest report said.
"Everyone is just trying to stay out of the way and go to class," said Kyon Davis, a student at Mainland High.
"Making these types of threats and comments is not a game, nor is it a joke," the agency said early Friday in a post on its Facebook page. "The Daytona Beach Police Department takes these types of comments extremely seriously and we will always move expeditiously to make sure that anyone who utters or writes such threats or comments, is dealt with."
Police asked anyone who learns of other threats being made to contact them.
No other details were given.
On Thursday, DBPD became aware of a disturbing post on social media by a Mainland High student. He threatened violence against the school and was quickly arrested under the Baker Act. This is extremely serious. If you hear something, see something, call us.— Daytona Beach Police (@DBCops1) February 16, 2018
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