Student Arrested For Making Threats Towards Tarpon Springs High School
Authorities say police have arrested a student in Tarpon Springs for making threats against the high school he attends.
According to police, two students approached a school resource officer about the threats on January 31 and that is when police became aware of the danger. The students stated that Jordan Wajerski, 16, made comments on Friday about wanting to “place a destructive device in the vicinity of the high school cafeteria to harm fellow students and cause damage to the school,”police told WFLA.
Wajerski also told students he had a desire to harm the school’s resource officer and law enforcement officers that report to the area because of the “discharge of the device,” investigators told WFLA.
Wajerski is being charged with threatening to discharge a destructive device, a second-degree felony.
Following the arrest officials say they searched the teenagers house and did not find any evidence of a device or any materials that may have been used to make a device.
Wajerski is in the Pinellas County Juvenile Detention Center.
This incident comes a week after two teens were arrested in Sumter County after it was discovered they were planning a Columbine-style mass shooting at their middle school.
The students, 13 and 14, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and placed into custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice, said the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department.
In that case law enforcement and school officials were tipped off about the pair’s plans and were able to intervene in the plot. Rumors circulating throughout the school were eventually spread back to officials. Initially it was just one student that was thought to be part of the plot, then in an interview with the 13-year-old officials learned of the 14-year-old’s involvement in the plot.
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