A DeLand High School student was arrested this morning, Dec. 13, according to the DeLand Police Department, after a social media post threatening violence at DeLand High was reported to the authorities yesterday.
According to an incident report prepared by the DeLand Police Department, on Saturday, Dec. 11, a student sent a video in which the student made statements about “shooting up the school” to several fellow students.
DeLand police officers visited the home of the student and learned that the student does not own any firearms. The student’s father does possess firearms, according to the incident report, but he told law enforcement the weapons were securely stored and the student did not have access to them.
Officers confiscated a number of airsoft guns — toy weapons that can look realistic but fire plastic pellets — and a vest of tactical body armor.
The student was arrested Dec. 13 for “written threats to conduct a mass shooting.”