Students arrested following social media threats at Miami Springs Middle School

Miami Springs Middle School

The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (MDSPD), in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Police Department Homeland Security Bureau and the United States Secret Service Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, successfully ended their five-day investigation into recent social media threats against Miami Springs Middle School. Two students, ages 13 and 14, were arrested on Friday.

Multiple threats to kill or injure

The investigation began when MDSPD was notified of threats made against the school.  Officers followed up on leads, examined forensic evidence, and secured confessions from both individuals.  Both students were charged with disruption of a school function and multiple counts of written threats to kill or do bodily injury.  They were transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) for processing.

See something, say something

MDSPD is dedicated to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students. They champion the See Something, Say Something program, which encourages students, staff, parents and the community to report possible threats of any kind. In addition, they employ a zero-tolerance stance when dealing with cyberthreats or any other threat to its school community. Any perceived threat is thoroughly investigated.

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