TWO JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR WRITING THREATS

TWO JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR WRITING THREATS

no credible threat

no credible threat

Two juveniles who are allegedly responsible for writing similar threats which specifically mention murder, are now facing felony charges in Martin County. Sheriff’s Deputies said Henry Guzman wrote “187-in school-Thursday” on his desk at Martin County High School. 1-8-7 is law enforcement code for murder. Investigators say one of Guzman’s classmates found it and told school officials. They also say the 14-year-old admitted he wrote it but added he was “bored and didn’t mean anything by it.” Deputies found a similar note at Hidden Oaks Middle School written on Amy Taylor’s desk. It also began with 1-8-7 and included Friday’s date followed by “Good bye life.” Martin County School Superintendent Laurie Gaylord says school officials and law enforcement acted quickly.

 

In both situations, deputies believe there was no viable threat but both students were arrested and charged with written threat to kill or do bodily harm, which is a felony. Despite the quick action by law enforcement, some parents told news partner CBS12 that they kept their students home, and on Facebook, parents seem to support the harsh consequences.

Sheriff William Snyder said it’s important for students to understand how dangerous it is.

Gaylord says both students were kept out of class on Friday. She says no decision will be made on what kind of disciplinary action they’ll take until deputies are done with their investigation into both students.

Gaylord says both students were kept out of class on Friday. She says no decision will be made on what kind of disciplinary action they’ll take until deputies are done with their investigation into both students.

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