Middle school student arrested for threatening to “blow up” classmate’s home

Northwest Florida
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NICEVILLE, Fla (WKRG) – A Ruckel Middle School student is charged with making a threat to blow up another student’s home.

The 14-year-old, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, threatened to stab another student during a 6th period class on Monday. Investigators say in a press release, “he approached a
witness and asked for another student’s address, saying he planned to “stab” the victim
and “blow him up”. Schuknecht went on to say he knew how to make C4 explosives
and had them at his house. A second student also overheard the comments and both
provided verbal and written statements to the OCSO”

The 14-year-old is charged with false reporting with intent to deceive, mislead, or misinform concerning planting a bomb or deadly explosives, a second degree felony. Deputies say he admitted making the comments, but said he didn’t mean it.  The OCSO wants says, “any threat involving students or school safety is taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. Substantiated threats will result in an
arrest.”

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