COUNTRYSIDE, Florida – Channel 8 reports this morning a 14-year-old student at Countryside High School in Clearwater is facing charges after allegedly making threats on Instagram last night. The post is said to have been of guns with the caption “Don’t go to school tomorrow.” To top it off, his Instagram handle is “monkey with a rifle”.
He told deputies he was trying to “get some laughs” and followers. The teenager was brought to the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center. They say he did not actually have access to any weapons. Channel 8 says the charges the teen faces are for “written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism.
By Marc Charles via Q105
Sources: ABC News