Monday, Florida officials published the booking photo and arrest video of a 10-year-old boy accused of threatening to shoot up his school, with the sheriff’s department describing the move as just desserts for a possible criminal.
Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno told W Radio in Colombia, “I did a campaign: Fake threat, real consequence.” “While I understand the boy is 10 years old, his brain’s not fully developed, he’s a juvenile, I have to tell you: When a 10-year-old presses a trigger, the aftermath is the same regardless of the age.”
Daniel Isaac Marquez, a 5th student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly sending a threatening text message on May 28. The sheriff’s office uploaded a clip of his arrest on social media.
Daniel was displayed being led away with his hands cuffed behind his back and wearing blue Crocs, a camouflage hooded sweatshirt with a zipper, and matching shorts.
Marceno spoke to W Radio about the kid suspect, stating that Daniel texted a buddy about “wads of cash” and to “get ready” for the mass shooting.
According to an arrest report, the boy allegedly wrote in a text that included a Google image of money, “I scammed my friend.”
Then, Daniel allegedly sent his friend a photo of 4 assault rifles he claimed to have purchased and instructed him to “get ready for water day,” referring to a recent school-sponsored event in which students participated in water sports.
Marceno stated, in regard to investigating the boy’s threat, “We don’t wait 1 second, we investigate every threat as if it’s real.”
Marceno stated that the boy was charged as a juvenile with making a written threat to conduct a mass shooting.