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Matanzas High School student charged with written threats to kill after posting video with gun on Snapchat

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“I got sum for y’all just wait till 2:15," the written caption on the video stated.
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

Story courtesy of the FCSO's Brittany Kershaw

 

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a Snapchat video with a Matanzas High School student allegedly making threats to the school.

School resource deputies viewed the video, which showed a 15-year-old holding what appeared to be a long gun style firearm. In the video, he points the gun at the screen and appears to be talking but there is no audio due to the video being screen recorded. 

There is a written caption on the video that states “I got sum for y’all just wait till 2:15.”

The investigation revealed that the original Snapchat video had been removed from Snapchat. The video was date-stamped four weeks ago and the teen’s username appears in the upper left corner of the video.

“We cannot stress the fact enough that we have a zero tolerance policy in Flagler County and making a threat will be taken seriously,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Whether you think it is a joke or not, making a threat is a crime with serious consequences. Any and all threats will be investigated. I am thankful for the anonymous person who called to alert us to the video. Parents, talk to your kids!”

School resource deputies immediately located the teen and searched him to ensure there was no firearm on campus. The teen was then taken into custody and charged with written threats to kill, a second degree felony. He was taken to the Flagler County Jail and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Daytona Beach.

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