BSO: Teenager arrested for threatening school after losing ‘Fortnite’ game – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. (WSVN) – A video game loss led a 14-year-old boy in Broward to threaten a Miami-Dade County high school.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the teenager was arrested Wednesday after making several threats against St. Brendan High School.

School officials said the boy was not a student at the school.

Detectives said the teenager admitted to making threats because he lost part of Fortnite.

Investigators said the teenager wrote: “I will bring a gun to St. Brendan High on September 12.”

Ivette Alvarez, Acting Director of St. Brendan, issued a letter to the community, which reads, in part: “The safety of our students is the top priority… It forces us to monitor our children’s social activity. social. Please keep this child in your prayers.

Detectives said the teenager admitted to making threats. He was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center for treatment and faces a felony charge of written threats of death, bodily harm or mass shootings or an act of terrorism.

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