15-year-old arrested at Bradenton high school over alleged threats

15-year-old arrested at Bradenton high school over alleged threats

BRADENTON (WWSB) - Deputies in Manatee County have arrested a 15-year-old student at Bayshore High School on 34th Street West in Bradenton after he allegedly made verbal threats about a school shooting.

Deputies say a teacher overheard the student speaking to his classmates saying that he could be a prospective school shooter. Deputies say the teacher told him to stop, but the teen pointed around the class with his hands while making shooting noises.

The school resource officer went to the classroom, ensured the student was unarmed and interviewed witnesses, who confirmed what happened.

The student was arrested and taken to Juvenile Detention. Police say no weapons or plans were found and the threat appears to be false.

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