Davie Police say an 11-year-old girl was arrested on Thursday after she wrote an expletive-laced, detailed letter threatening to “shoot up” the South Florida middle school where she attends.
Authorities in Broward County have confirmed that video surveillance footage shows the Nova Middle School 6th grader sliding a note under her assistant principal’s office door that read in part:
“I will bring a gun to school to kill all of you ugly a** kids and teachers b***h. I will bring the gun Feb, 16, 18. Be prepared b***h!”
While Davie police have not released the video, they have confirmed that the girl was identified and taken to the Broward Juvenile Assessment Center on a felony charge of written threats to kill or do bodily injury.
Authorities state that the 11-year-old was crying and upset when they confronted her. They say she claimed that another student forced her to write the letter otherwise she would be attacked. According to records, the argument may have been about a boy.
The girl gave school administrators a written confession which detailed the events leading to the letter.
This event took place just one day after a deadly mass shooting at nearby Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The confessed shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, left at least 17 people dead and more than a dozen injured before fleeing the school and being arrested in Coral Springs.
Both schools are in Broward County.
The name of the girl and those mentioned in her confession have been withheld due to age.