• Volusia deputies arrest student who threatened school shooting

    By: Sarah Wilson

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    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County deputies said an app helped them arrest a student accused of threatening a school shooting in Deltona.

    Detectives said they got a tip on the FortifyFL app on Oct. 31 that a Pine Ridge High School teen made the threat.

    The state of Florida launched the app Oct. 8 to streamline the way school safety tips are reported.

    WATCH: New tool to keep Florida students safe at school is now in the palm of their hands

    When detectives confronted the teen, they said he admitted to it, but that he didn't mean it and didn't have access to a gun.
        
    Deputies arrested the teen for threatening to discharge destructive device and cause bodily harm. 

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