FPC student charged with threatening to bomb school on Instagram over his school pictures

The 14-year-old told deputies he took the post down about three minutes after posting it because he realized what he said.

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A 14-year-old Flagler Palm Coast High School student was arrested on Sept. 17 after he allegedly threatened to bomb the school if he couldn't retake his school pictures. 

The 14-year-old posted the threat on Instagram along with a picture of his school photos, but later deleted the post. Another student at FPC who took a screenshot of the Instagram post reported it to school administrators, who contacted Flagler County Sheriff's Office deputies, according to the 14-year-old's arrest report. 

Later that evening, after school hours, deputies spoke to the boy and his parents at their home. The boy admitted to posting the threat but said he took the post down after about three minutes because he realized what he had said, according to the report.

The boy told deputies he never intended to actually bomb the school and that he "wasn't thinking" when he made the Instagram post. He has been charged with written threats to conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism.


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