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Palm Beach State College student arrested following online threats of mass shooting

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(BOCA RATON, Florida)– A student at Palm Beach State College was arrested on Friday, accused of threatening a mass shooting at the school campus through several online posts.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24-year-old Saul Allain Jean on charges of written threats to kill or do bodily harm or conduct a mass shooting, or an act of terrorism.

A detective with the PBSO responded to the security office of Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton campus Thursday after a student reported the online threats to security.

The PBSO said the online posts railed against the federal government, gun control, Gov. DeSantis, and one of Florida’s U.S. senators.

Detectives released excerpts of Jean’s posts; one read, “LEAVE ME TF ALONE OR ELSE I WILL COMMIT MASS F—–G MASSACRE & THEN KILL MYSELF.”

The posts also contained photos of Jean’s identification cards from Palm Beach State College and Miami-Dade College.

The sheriff’s office filed a 14-day Risk Protection Order against Jean for mental health reasons, and he is being held on a $1 million bond.