SANFORD, Fla. — A 15-year-old student was arrested after Sanford police said he made threats on his laptop to shoot up a Sanford school.
Police said two students told the school resource officer they could see another student's computer screen inside a Spanish class at Crooms Academy, where he allegedly had a detailed plan titled "How I would do it," to bring a gun to school and carry out a school shooting.
One of the students used their cellphone to take a picture of the screen, which allegedly had descriptions on how the student was going to plan a shooting. The student also wrote on a paint application that he wanted the school "shot up" because people were laughing when his cellphone went off.
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According to an arrest report, some of the text on the student's computer read: "I want to murder every single (expletive) sack of (expletive) inside this school. There is about no valuable life anywhere to be found in this place."
Upon transport to the Juvenile Assessment Center, the student said he hated school and the country, according to police.
The student was charged with making a written threat to kill, do bodily harm or conduct a mass shooting.
The school principal sent out a phone message to parents about the threat. In it, he said in part, "We wish to make it crystal clear that threats of any kind are no laughing matter and will not be tolerated."
Student and parents were also reminded of the benefits of saying something if you see something. There are multiple ways to report a potential threat within the Seminole County school district including the P3 Campus app or Fortify Florida app, as well as the Speak Out Hotline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
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