Volusia County student arrested after making threats of school shooting online, deputies say

Megan Cruz reports.

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A 15-year-old was arrested after deputies said he threatened to shoot up his school on an online gaming chat room.

On Aug. 15, a special agent with the FBI contacted the Volusia County Sheriff's Office about someone with the username FalconWarrior920 posting the following message to a chatroom: "I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my father's M15 to school and kill 7 people minimum."

Officials said the teenager, later identified as Adam Guzetti, told deputies he was just joking.

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Deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office can be seen on video explaining to the teen's mother why they were at the home.

In bodycam video, Guzetti's mother confirmed to deputies that she does own a gun and understood that the threats cannot be taken lightly

Making a written threat of that magnitude is considered a second-degree felony in the state of Florida.

Volusia County deputies arrested at least 27 students in 2018 who made threats against their schools.

Superintendent of Volusia County Schools Timothy Egnor released a statement on the arrest:

"The partnership that's been established between all levels of law enforcement and the school system worked to immediately identify the threat and take vigorous action to ensure the safety of all the students at the school."

Egnor went on to say if and when the teen is released, school officials would have a threat assessment meeting to determine if he's to be allowed back in school.

You can watch raw footage of the teen's arrest below:

School threat arrest 8/16/19

A student from Seabreeze High School was arrested recently after posting a comment on a video game chat platform. The comment was: "I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum" The comment was reported to the FBI, and the FBI contacted us. The name "Dalton Barnhart" was fake, and the young man responsible for the comment insisted it was a joke. Joke or not, these types of comments are felonies under the law. After the mass violence we've seen in Florida and across the country, law enforcement officers have a responsibility to investigate and charge those who choose to make these types of threatening statements.

Posted by Volusia Sheriff's Office on Monday, August 19, 2019