|Published:||Feb 03, 2011 3:14 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 03, 2011 12:29 AM EST|
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Four students at North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts were arrested on Wednesday, after allegedly posting death threats on Facebook toward a fellow student.
The four students are all between the ages of 13 and 14. According to Lee County Sheriff's Office, the four began posting the threatening remarks after one of their friends was arrested January 27th for bringing a gun on school grounds. They believed the student they targeted had alerted school officials that the 14-year old had a gun.
The student's mother contacted Lee County Sheriff's Office after finding numerous death threats against her child on Facebook. Detectives with the Sheriff's Youth Services Division confiscated the four teens cell phones, lap tops, and computer towers, and found enough evidence to charge them with aggravated stalking.
The four eighth graders were all booked at Lee County's Junvenile Detention Facility on Wednesday. The parent of the student targeted has since removed both of her children from North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts.