Niceville teen charged with making a school threat on Halloween

Northwest Florida

NICEVILLE, Fla. – A teen has been arrested for allegedly making a threat to shoot up Niceville High School on Halloween.
See the press release below from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on the incident.

A 17-year old Niceville High School student has been charged with making a school threat.

Joshua Garrett was arrested today after a fellow student reported to her School Resource Officer that Garrett told her Tuesday that he planned “to shoot up the school” on Halloween.

During an interview today, Garrett admitted making that statement but said he was “joking around and did not mean it”.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance policy for individuals making school threats.

The charge of making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner is a second degree felony.

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