St. Tammany Sheriff

An 11-year-old was arrested Monday after making threats to kill a student at Abita Springs Middle School, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release.

Police said a student reported to a teacher she received text messages from an 11-year-old male saying that he was going to bring a knife to school and kill her.

Police searched the 11-year-old male, but found no knife.

He was then arrested and booked into the Florida Parishes Detention Center on one count of terrorizing because of the threat.

“We have made it very clear that threats like this will be taken very seriously,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We will continue to work with our schools to investigate any and all threats on our schools and the students who attend them and enforcement action will be taken when warranted. Parents I urge you, again, to please speak with your children about the seriousness of making comments like these.”

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