Details Of ‘Dangerous’ School Gun Threat Withheld From Parents
Two students at a Florida school planned to steal weapons and shoot classmates, and parents weren’t kept in the loop.
The two boys — who, at ages 15 and 16, weren’t identified because they’re juveniles — have been involuntarily committed even though Orange County sheriff’s detectives recommended that they be charged with conspiracy to commit murder at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, NBC station WESH reported.
The sheriff’s office said the threat was posted on Facebook and that authorities learned the specifics from one of the conspirators, who apparently lost his nerve. It said weapons were found in both boys’ homes.
Until the heavily edited investigative report was released over the weekend, all that parents had heard of the plot was a recorded message Jan. 14 from the school’s principal that said a student had made threats online and that the threat had been foiled by another student, WESH reported.
School officials couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Monday because the system was observing the Presidents Day holiday.