Teenager arrested for threatening school after losing Fortnite game


PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A 14-year-old boy from Pembroke Pines has been arrested by the Broward Sheriff’s Office after making threats against a private school in Miami, authorities said on Friday.

According to MPs, after losing while playing a video game, the teenager made several online shooting threats against students attending St. Brendan High School, a private Catholic school located at 2950 SW 87th Ave. at Miami.

A BSO detective received threat advice from the FBI on Wednesday, which was posted in a comments section on YouTube in late August.

According to BSO spokesperson Carey Codd, BSO sleuth Michael Ryan looked at the comments and found that the teenager, who does not frequent St. Brendan, posted several threats to the site, including: “I have looking forward to hurting my classmates in september. 12 “and” I will bring a weapon to St. Brendan High on September 12. “

Codd said the teenager also warned students at the school to be “ready”.

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According to authorities, the teenager confessed to making threats because he lost part of Fortnite.

He was incarcerated at the Juvenile Assessment Center and faces a felony charge of making written threats of death, bodily harm or mass shootings or an act of terrorism.

“This case is a reminder that all threats are taken seriously and are fully investigated,” Codd said in a press release. “In addition, criminal charges could be laid, if necessary. “

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