A sixth-grade student from Davie, Florida, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 15 for writing a note in which she was threatening to shoot up her school.
Authorities said the 11-year-old girl, whose name has been withheld due to age, from Nova Middle School placed the handwritten note under the assistant principal’s office door, reported ABC News.
The note reads: “I will bring a gun to school to kill all of you ugly [expletive] kids and teachers [expletive]. I will bring the gun Feb. 16, 18. Be prepared [expletive]!”
Security cameras captured the middle school student placing the note under the door, according to police.
The 11-year-old was crying and distressed after she was questioned by police over the note, reported the news station, citing a police report.
She subsequently gave a written confession to school administration where she claimed another student ordered her to place the note under the assistant principal’s office door or else she would get her friend to fight her, police said.
The girl was charged with a written threat to kill and taken to the Broward Juvenile Assessment Center, reported NBC Miami.
This incident comes a day after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was arrested in connection with a mass shooting at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Cruz was expelled last year for “disciplinary reasons.” He has since admitted to being the gunman in an interview with police, and has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He is on suicide watch and is being held without bond at the main Broward County jail.