Naples High student, 15, arrested after social media threat, Collier deputies say

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Deputies arrested a 15-year-old Naples High School student Thursday afternoon after an investigation determined he was responsible for a social media threat, the Collier County Sheriff's Office reported.

During a pep rally at the school between 8:40-9:40 a.m. the suspect sent a video through Snapchat with text that read "Today is the day the school dies," according to an arrest report.

One of the students who received the video replied to him and asked him why he wrote that. The suspect replied "why not." When the student asked what he meant by the text, the suspect replied "cause why not."

The student, along with another witness, immediately reported the messages to school administration, and the suspect was later arrested at the school. 

He faces a felony charge of intimidation with written threat to injure.  

The arrest was unrelated to a threat made at Naples High in late October. 

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The teen was booked at the Naples Jail Center, said Collier County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kristine Gill.

Neither the Department of Juvenile Justice nor the Sheriff's Office would say whether he was still in custody Friday. 


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