SHALIMAR, Fla., May 21, 2018–A Crestview High School student was arrested May 21 after making threats to “shoot-up” the school.
Connor Breeden, 14, is charged by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office with making threats of violence.
Two classmates say Breeden was talking about his plan in the lunchroom today, saying he was going to shoot up the school Friday.
When asked why, they say he responded, “Why not?”
According to the students, Breeden then pulled out a bullet and placed it on the lunchroom table.
School administrators later located a 9 mm bullet in Breeden’s pants pocket.
Breeden initially denied making the statements when questioned by the school resource officer, but later admitted to the comments, and said he had “been under a lot of stress” and did not have access to firearms.
“School Safety is everyone’s responsibility,” said Sheriff Larry Ashley. “We always stress, ‘If you see something – or hear something – say something,’ and that’s exactly what these students did. It was certainly the right thing to do and we applaud them for coming forward.”
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office release