14-year-old arrested for threatening to kill students at Zephyrhills High School

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Deputies in Pasco County have arrested a teenager for written threats to kill other students at a high school.

Deputies say they arrested the 14-year-old on Sunday after he threatened to bring a machete knife to Zephyrhills High School on Monday and kill two other students.

Investigators say he made the threat using Snapchat.

The suspect told deputies the message was meant as a joke.

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