SHALIMAR, Fla., April 27, 2018–A Destin Middle School student who made a violent threat toward his school was arrested by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation into an incident on a school bus April 26.
Ian Ray, 14, was charged late yesterday with making a false report about planting a bomb, explosive or weapon of mass destruction or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner, a second-degree felony.
Ray got into a verbal argument around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on a school bus over the type of music being played and then said he was going to shoot up the school bus and Destin Middle School.
He referred to a student by name as his first target and added that he had a hit list.
Deputies say Ray’s statements created extreme fear in the three students who heard them.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, as well as other local law enforcement agencies, have stressed there is zero tolerance regarding school threats.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office release