OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 5th-grade student after he threatened to kill a classmate with a shotgun.
The full press release can be read below.
A fifth grade student at Shalimar Elementary School was arrested today by the
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office after multiple classmates reported he was asking
where a third grader lived because he planned to get his father’s shotgun and kill her.
The students went to their teacher, who immediately reported the threat to the School
Resource Officer for investigation. The classmates repeated the statements they
overheard to the SRO. They said the 11-year old appeared angry, they believed he was
serious, and they were afraid.
The student admitted to the deputy he had made those comments. He also confirmed
that his father has a shotgun, stored in the home’s bedroom, but said he does not have
access to the weapon. He told the SRO he made the threat because he was angry over
an argument the third grader had with one of his friends, but he did not mean it.