A Florida pupil, age 10, was detained on Saturday for allegedly threatening a mass shooting.
Daniel Issac Marquez is charged with Making a Written Threat to Conduct a Mass Shooting, according to a Facebook post from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
“This student’s behavior is sickening, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas,” Sheriff Carmine Marceno says in a statement. “Making sure our children are safe is paramount. We will have law and order in our schools! My team didn’t hesitate one second NOT ONE SECOND, to investigate this threat.”
The sheriff’s office says it discovered on Saturday that a 5th grade student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral sent a threatening text message.
According to deputies, the School Threat Enforcement Team began doing research immediately. The matter was later transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division of Youth Services.
According to the sheriff’s office, detectives questioned Marquez and determined probable cause for his arrest based on the information gathered.
“Right now is not the time to act like a little delinquent. It’s not funny,” Sheriff Marceno stated. “This child made a fake threat, and now he’s experiencing real consequences.”