Florida boy, 11, is arrested 'after he researched guns online in class, pointed his iPad at his teacher and told her 'I am going to shoot you up''

 An 11-year-old Florida boy has been accused of threatening to shoot his teacher after searching for guns an ammunition online during class.

Flagler County Sheriff’s officials say the boy, who has not been named because he is a minor, has been charged with a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner.

'We have a zero tolerance policy for threats in Flagler County, especially when it comes to our schools,' Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly in a Facebook post. 'This is the fourth case in as many weeks. By now, everyone should realize that if you make a threat in a school you are going to be arrested.'

An 11-year-old student at Bunnell Elementary School in Florida (pictured) has been charged with a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner for allegedly telling his teacher: 'I am going to shoot you up'

An 11-year-old student at Bunnell Elementary School in Florida (pictured) has been charged with a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner for allegedly telling his teacher: 'I am going to shoot you up'

According to the sheriff’s office, the boy was singing a violent song involving the use of guns and shooting people in the Bunnell Elementary School classroom on February 3. His teacher told him the song and behavior was unacceptable in the classroom.

The boy then began searching guns and ammunition on his iPad, investigators said.

The next day, the boy took his iPad, pointed it at the teacher and said, 'I am going to shoot you up!' while making gun noises, sheriff’s officials said. 

He then did it a second time while leaving the classroom and maintaining eye contact with the teacher.


The teacher reported the behavior and told deputies that these incidents had left her fearing for her life, sheriff’s officials said. Investigators found more than four pages of handgun and ammunition searches made by the boy while in school, the report said.

The boy was arrested and was later released to the custody of his parents. He was said to have denied making any threats, but admitted to talking about guns, which he said he knew was wrong, reported Daytona Beach News-Journal. 

The case is being handled by the Department of Juvenile Justice. 

Last week, a 12-year-old boy at the same school warned other students to stay away the next day because he planned to shoot up the school, sheriff’s officials said. That boy was also arrested and charged with false report concerning the use of firearms,

An 11-year-old student was accused in January of threatening to use a gun and mace against his classmates at Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School (pictured) and blow up his school

An 11-year-old student was accused in January of threatening to use a gun and mace against his classmates at Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School (pictured) and blow up his school

A witness told authorities that the boy told multiple students at Bunnell Elementary School not to come to school the next day because he was 'shooting up the school.' When investigators contacted the boy and his parents, he claimed it was a joke and appeared 'remorseful and apologetic,' authorities said.

'Parents - it is time to talk to your children and remind them that their words matter,' Sheriff Staly said following the child's arrest last week. 'Please be the Sheriff in your home so we don’t have to be.'

A previous case from late January involved an 11-year-old who was accused of threatening to use a gun and mace against his classmates at Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School and blow up his school. Officers found a can of mace and a pocketknife in the boy’s backpack. 

Before that, an 18-year-old recorded a song threatening to kill a school administrator at his high school after he had been suspended for a dress code violation and using offensive language.

Florida boy, 11, is arrested 'after he researched guns online in class, pointed his iPad at his teacher and told her 'I am going to shoot you up'' Florida boy, 11, is arrested 'after he researched guns online in class, pointed his iPad at his teacher and told her 'I am going to shoot you up'' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 05:05 Rating: 5

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