The Florida Police Department has given an example of a 10-year-old who threatened to shoot down his school, released his mugshot and issued a massive threat.
Florida police have released mugshot and arrest footage of a 10-year-old boy accused of gunning down his school, with the local sheriff calling the action a dessert for a suspected criminal.
“I ran a campaign: false threat, real consequence,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno told Colombia’s W Radio. “While I understand that the boy is 10 years old, his brain is not yet fully developed. He is a juvenile. I have to tell you, when a 10-year-old pulls a trigger, the aftermath is the same regardless of age.”
Later in the interview, Marceno described his department’s reaction to a potential school shooter.
“You can’t come to any of my schools in my province and use deadly force,” Marceno said. “Because we face deadly force with deadly force, without a second, without hesitation. If you think you are going to kill a child, a teacher or a faculty member, think again – we will kill you immediately.
The sheriff’s office posted a video to Facebook showing Daniel Isaac Marquez — a fifth-grader at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral — being arrested Saturday for the alleged texting threat, which a tipster told officers on May 28. was forwarded.
Daniel was led away with his hands cuffed behind his back while wearing blue Crocs and a camouflage hooded zip-up sweatshirt and matching shorts.
Marceno spoke to W Radio about the baby-faced suspect, saying Daniel had told a friend in a text about “cash wads” and that he should “get ready” for him to carry out the mass shooting.
“I scammed my friend,” the boy is said to have written in the text, which contained a Google image of money, according to an arrest report.
Daniel then reportedly shared an image of four assault rifles he claimed to have purchased and told his buddy to “get ready for the water day” — citing a recent school-sponsored event where students participate in water activities.
“We won’t wait a second,” Marceno said of the boy’s threat. “We investigate every threat as if it were real.
“We have zero tolerance,” he said. “Our children will be safe no matter what.
“So what we need to do is, I beg the parents to sit down with your children… We must do everything we can as a team to avoid this kind of problem and not to ignore the red flags.”
The boy was charged as a minor with making a written threat to carry out a mass shooting, Marceno said.
Reactions to the video of Daniel’s arrest largely supported the actions of the police.
“They can no longer wait to see what happens. He needs help and must bear the consequences, whatever they may be. Maybe start with community service,” wrote Karen Johnson.
“Unbelievable… this is really sad,” added Lisa Hanson. “Unfortunately, this child has to bear the consequences. False threat or not, it should be treated as if it were a serious threat!”
The petty offender was arrested a day before a Florida man, Corey Anderson, 18, was arrested Sunday at a Lutz home after making an online threat while posting photos of himself with what appeared to be a rifle, pistol and tactical style. vest, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
The chilling photo was accompanied by a caption that read: “Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school,” authorities said.
Investigators later determined that the gun and rifle in the photo were Anderson airsoft rifles, which shoot bullets instead of bullets.
The Florida double threats came just days after a gunman stormed into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, carrying a pair of AR-15-style rifles and killing 19 fourth-graders and two teachers on Tuesday.
The massacre was the deadliest school shooting since 26 people — including 20 students — were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December 2012.
This article was originally published by the New York Post and reproduced with permission