FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Weston teen accused of posting a video on a social media app that reportedly threatened a school shooting was arrested over the weekend.
The FBI received a tip Saturday evening from its National Threat Operations Center alerting them to the video threat.READ MORE: Florida Senate Moves Forward On Sales Tax 'Holidays'
The FBI contacted the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s Threat Management Unit and Real Time Crime Center. The two agencies worked quickly to investigate the information. By early Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the FBI received the tip, the 15-year-old was in custody.READ MORE: SEE IT: Ferris Wheel Operator Beaten By Crowd After Attacking Woman Getting Off Ride In Opa Locka
He was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center for processing and faces one felony count of making written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism.
The teen, who attends a private school in Broward County, reportedly admitted to making the video and said he intended it as a joke.MORE NEWS: 'That's Not Going To Happen Here': Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Controversial Protest Crackdown Bill Into Law
The sheriff’s office said all threats are taken seriously, are fully investigated, and could lead to criminal charges when appropriate.