The student was arrested early Friday morning and charged with Written Threats to Kill or do Bodily Harm. The teenage girl was then transported to the Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center.
However, Sheriff Ivey announced later on Friday during a press conference that the judge found no probable cause for the arrest because the threat was a general one rather than one against an individual as required by current Florida statutes.
Ivey said that the State Attorney’s Office is researching other possible charges to refile against the teen and that she will still be subject to disciplinary actions by Brevard Public Schools.
“We know our families are concerned, and we are grateful for their vigilance in reporting threatening behavior or social-media posts,” said Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Desmond K. Blackburn.
“We will continue to work closely with the Brevard Sheriff’s Office to protect our children and staff. Our team will keep families informed about their schools as quickly as possible by text, email, social media and recorded phone calls.”