By Joan Murray

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 14-year-old for making threats against classmates at Pompano Beach Middle School.

The teenager is in juvenile custody and will have a hearing Thursday.

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According to an arrest report, the teenager posted on Snapchat that he was adding names to his “shooting list” and bringing a gun to school.

Classmates said Wednesday that the 14-year-old is often teased.

CBS4 spoke to the teenager’s father and he said he believed the response was overblown.

“He’s a very good boy, humble.  It’s stupid things between himself and others,” he said.

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In recent weeks, there have been several south Florida students arrested for making school threats on social media.

Threatening to kill someone on social media is a second-degree felony. If convicted, the poster could face serious jail time.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony has started a campaign asking parents to monitor their children’s social media activities and have direct conversations about the consequences of making threats.

He says teenagers need to realize that a threatening post could affect their future “it could affect college and employment.”

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“It’s not a joke,” he added.