Student Arrested After Threatening Violence at Tyrone Middle School

A 14-year-old Tyrone Middle School student has been arrested after she made threats to the school last week.

St. Petersburg police became aware that the 8th-grade girl wrote a threatening message on a school bathroom wall on February 28, 2018.  The next day the department learned that a picture of a boy holding a weapon in a Snapchat post, threatening violence at
her school, was being circulated via social media.

She was arrested Monday and faces a 2nd-degree felony charge of making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner. Almost half of the students at Tyrone Middle School did not show up to school on Friday.

Police encourage students, teachers, parents and the community that if you see or hear something, continue to say something to police. They also are urging to not share any social media posts containing alleged or perceived threats or false reports.