VOLUSIA COUNTY, Florida (KWTX) Video of deputies in Volusia County, Fl., arresting a teenager who made a threat on a video game to shoot up his school is going viral.
“A student from Seabreeze High School was arrested recently after posting a comment on a video game chat platform,” the Volusia County sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.
“The comment was: ‘I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum.’”
The office said the comment was reported to the FBI, and the agency reached out to the department.
Bodycam footage shows the 15-year-old as deputies take him into custody while the boy’s mother tries to defend her son, saying he is “just a little kid playing a video game.”
“Joke or not, these types of comments are felonies under the law,” the sheriff’s office said in the post.
“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.”
The unnamed teen was charged with making a terroristic threat.