Some people’s faith in law enforcement has been damaged as doubts surround the actions of those in charge at the scene of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, which resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two teachers.
Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno illustrated that threats can no longer be regarded as idle while parents were on edge and protecting safety was of the utmost importance.
So, after they found a disturbing message on a ten-year-old boy’s phone, he was immediately arrested for threatening to carry out a mass shooting at his school.
A fifth-grade student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral, Florida, allegedly threatened to shoot up the school in a text message, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO).
The school made a point of remembering the victims of the tragedy in Texas during the promotion ceremony that day for fifth graders. The LCSO’s Youth Services Criminal Investigations Division received information about the alleged threat and decided to bring the young person in for questioning by a detective. He was taken into custody and charged with making the written threat.
The boy was interviewed by detectives and said they discovered the probable cause for him the false threat.
In a statement, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said,
“Right now is not the time to act like a little delinquent. It’s not funny. This child made a fake threat, and now he’s experiencing real consequences.” adding that, “Making sure our children are safe is paramount. We will have law and order in our schools! My team didn’t hesitate one second…NOT ONE SECOND, to investigate this threat.”
Let this be a warning to other children out there who might be thinking about making similar threats – they will not be taken lightly, and you could end up in handcuffs, just like Daniel Issac Marquez.
However, not just Cape Coral, Florida, is implementing extra security measures. A 16-year-old student from Long Island, New York’s Bellport High School was detained, when the boy allegedly threatened his school by posting messages on Instagram.