An 18-year-old Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened to shoot up a school.
The incident occurred on Sunday, May 29th via a social media account.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says that they received a tip about a suspect who posted a photo of himself in a tactical-style vest while posing with a handgun and a rifle. The suspect then wrote under the post: “Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school.”
Authorities identified the suspect as Corey Anderson and located him at a residence in Lutz. Upon further investigation of the threat, they found that the guns were “airsoft guns.”
“This type of threat is unacceptable. This man intentionally instilled fear into our community as a sick joke, but be warned, this is no laughing matter,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We will do everything within our power to apprehend, and pursue charges on those who make school-based threats. Protecting students is our greatest priority. We take school threats very seriously, if you see something suspicious, please contact us immediately.”
Anderson is charged with a Written or Electronic Threat to Conduct a Mass Shooting or Act of Terrorism.