In a fourth incident, Wakulla County student arrested for making threatening video with tactical rifle

PENSACOLA — Police have arrested three people for making separate threats against schools in Northwest Florida, leading to four campuses being locked down.

Two suspects are charged with felonies for making a false report concerning the use of firearms and for disrupting a school function. The third suspect is charged with a misdemeanor count of disrupting a school event.

Police said a 16-year-old was arrested Tuesday after a violent threat posted on social media that resulted in a lockdown at Booker T. Washington High School and two nearby schools.

Another incident involved a social medial post that police said was made by a 17-year-old. It involved Pensacola High School.

The third incident involved a report by a student that another student had a gun.

Also reported was the arrest of a teen who had his rifle confiscated after posting a threatening video online.

A Wakulla County Sheriff's Office news release says 18-year-old Kane Watson was charged Monday with making threats to do bodily harm and making a false report. Officials didn't say which school, if any, Watson attended or whether he named a specific target.

Detectives say Watson posted a video to Snapchat that showed a tactical rifle being removed from a case and loaded with a magazine. A caption with the video said, "Don't go to school."

Detectives linked the post to Watson. Authorities say Watson admitted to posting the video, explaining that he did it to deal with stress through humor.

Crawfordville is about 435 miles northwest of Parkland, where 17 people were killed last week in a school shooting.

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