BREAKING: School shooting threat at Dwyer High leads to arrest of teen


A 17-year-old William T. Dwyer High School student was arrested Thursday after he made alleged threats of a school shooting, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

The teen, who has not been identified, reportedly posted photos of himself with a gun in the school parking lot in Palm Beach Gardens, videos of himself with a gun and threats to shoot up the school on social media. The tip came in through Crime Stoppers.

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When deputies spoke with the teen, he said “he was only kidding when he made the threats,” according to the sheriff’s office. At his home, investigators found a stolen gun that he used in the photos and videos.

The teen faces charges of possession of a weapon on school property, unlawful possession of a firearm and making a false report to a law-enforcement officer.

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The teen as of now will be seen in juvenile court. It’s unclear at this time if he will be charged as an adult. 



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