A teenager accused of posting online a potential threat to his high school was arrested Thursday afternoon, Monroe County sheriff’s Lt. Lawson Bittick said.
Brandon Hudson, a 17-year-old student at Mary Persons High School, is charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, in connection with the online post.
Several students who read Hudson’s post reported it to administrators, Bittick said.
Hudson was “removed from the school” then questioned at the sheriff’s office, the Monroe County School District said in an email to parents and stakeholders late afternoon Thursday.
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Bittick could not say when the post was made or where it was posted, but he did say the language it included was “in a threatening-style.”
The post did not directly mention the high school, Bittick said, so the Towaliga District Attorney’s Office charged Hudson with the misdemeanor charge, because “terroristic threats did not apply.”
The incident comes about 24 hours after 17 students were shot dead at a high school in Broward County, Florida.