Proctor student charged with making a terroristic threat

Proctor student charged with making a terroristic threat

Proctor student charged with making a terroristic threat

Yesterday, the deputy principal of Western Heights High School told 1 NEWS they were unaware if the parents of the student victim had contacted police over the assault. After an investigation, we have determined that the student had the weapon for protection in the neighborhood and not for a reason related to school. During the investigation, officials identified the suspect as 17-year-old Fernando Vasquez and located a firearm in his auto.

The student was arrested and will be charged in the incident.

Another student at a different high school was arrested for possessing a gun on school property.

NBC Charlotte is choosing to show Vasquez's booking photo and name because he's charged with a felony as an adult. Officers got the details behind the threat overnight and interviewed students and parents.

At Community Middle School on Wednesday, a school resource officer (SRO) investigated a threat made involving shooting a school bus.

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The operation was a continuation of ICE's efforts to prioritize enforcement against public safety threats, according to officials. Those who did had convictions including "assault/battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI", ICE said.

Police said the student said they didn't expect the type of response and didn't realize how serious it was, adding they only meant it as a prank.

Officers responded, established a perimeter around the school and had multiple officers patrolling the halls, according to police.

A 15-year-old former student was arrested Wednesday after classmates at a West Melbourne school spotted a social media message involving threats to "shoot up" the campus, authorities reported.

Investigators say the student had made no threats against the school.

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