A South Florida teenager identified as Catrina Petit has been arrested after a threat on Snapchat made the rounds to students across the state.
According to Coral Springs Police, Catrina Petit who is currently 18 years old made the threats and spread them around pretending to be another student in an effort to get that student in trouble.
“The threat was later posted on social media causing concern in several counties throughout the state,” the police department said.
Petit is charged with multiple felonies.
Lake Mary High School was the first to address the threat Thursday night. The principal sent a note to parents saying it was not credible and school would be operating as normal on Friday.
And then Friday morning, Orange County parents got an email regarding the threat.
The district said it was not specific to any campus.
They discouraged students from continuing to share the post but reminded parents to report any threats on the Fortify FL app.
The shooting threat was first discovered Thursday afternoon, prompting local police departments to issue statements regarding the matter.
Authorities determined that the threat was not credible, but they were anxious to get to the bottom of it, which resulted in the student’s arrest.
According to a post on the Pinecrest Police Department’s Instagram, the department has been alerted to an image containing a written threat to a school circulating on social media platforms.
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