CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - An Oakleaf Junior High School student was arrested Friday afternoon on two felonies and one misdemeanor count relating to a threat to the school that was posted on social media, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said.
Rosa Toledo, 13, was the second Clay County student arrested Friday for making threats to schools, deputies said.
Hours earlier, a 15-year-old freshman at Oakleaf High School was arrested in connection with a series of social media threats this week about a potential shooting at the high school.
Deputies said the arrests were not related.
At a news conference Friday night, Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels provided more information about the second arrest and sent a message to students.
"Knock it off," Daniels said. "Because what you're going to do is get your behind in trouble. You're going to wind up in jail just like your two little partners did, and you're not going to be happy."
Daniels said Toledo notified deputies about the threat to Oakleaf Junior High, trying to play the victim, but she later confessed to making the threat herself.
"The kid reached out to us, trying to cover her tracks, and basically put the spotlight on herself," the sheriff said. "It came to light that she had done it."
Just after midnight Friday morning, texted tips led Clay County deputies to a home in the Oakleaf neighborhood, where they arrested Alexandria Ashanti Summerset, a freshman at the high school. She is charged with making a false report and written threats, both felonies, as well as a misdemeanor charge of interfering with a school function, an arrest report said.
Daniels said the two teenage girls do feel remorse for the posts. However, he warned students that they will get in trouble if they make a threat.
"It needs to be a clear message that you can't make a threat on the school and strike fear in everybody's minds about something so serious," parent Kathleen James said.
Parents told News4Jax that they were relieved deputies were able to find the source of the threats and said they're glad the students are being held accountable.
"To be able to take care of a situation like that, that's a good thing," a parent named Chris said. "The arrests made me feel better because, at least, they were able to take care of it that way."
The arrests come one day after Superintendent Addison Davis disclosed that the district had received 11 threats on the heels of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland on Valentine's Day. The school district said 40 percent of Oakleaf students stayed home on Thursday, but Friday's absentee rate was down to 20 percent. On an average day, school officials said, 8 percent of students are absent.
Daniels previously said his agency will crack down on the people suspected of making school threats, saying he has a zero-tolerance policy. A Clay County teenager was arrested last year for making a bomb threat.
Schools across Northeast Florida, and nationwide, have been on edge since Feb. 14 when a gunman went on a shooting rampage inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people.
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