Daniel Issac Marquez, a 10-year-old from Cape Coral Florida, has been arrested after he sent text messages threatening a mass shooting at his elementary school – less than a week after the tragic shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Although this was determined to have been a fake threat, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno condemned Marquez’s actions and announced that he is now facing “real consequences.”
The Daily Mail reported that “Sheriff Carmine Marceno laid into Marquez for his ‘sickening’ text message after he was arrested on Saturday. He said, ‘This student’s behavior is sickening, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.'”
In response to this incident, Marceno said, “Right now is not the time to act like a little delinquent. It’s not funny. This child made a fake threat, and now he’s experiencing real consequences.”
“Making sure our children are safe is paramount. We will have law and order in our schools! My team didn’t hesitate one second…NOT ONE SECOND, to investigate this threat.”
5TH GRADER ARRESTED FOR MAKING WRITTEN THREAT
“Right now is not the time to act like a little delinquent. It’s not funny. This child made a fake threat, and now he’s experiencing real consequences,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno.
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Full release below. https://t.co/hVxwOmUFsD pic.twitter.com/kq95Gq1DVH
— Carmine Marceno – Florida’s Law and Order Sheriff (@SheriffLeeFL) May 28, 2022
Later, he tweeted, “Real consequences. Lee County will have law and order.”
Lee County will have law and order. https://t.co/1kfy73YCfb
— Carmine Marceno – Florida’s Law and Order Sheriff (@SheriffLeeFL) May 29, 2022
This is the second time in the same week that this community has faced a false threat of violence. On Thursday, a woman, Tracy Carter, threatened that she would attend a high school graduation with a bomb strapped to her chest.
Following a search of Carter’s home that didn’t turn up any bomb materials, she admitted that she only “wanted to be heard” and did not plan to follow through on her threat.