Moment gamer teen is arrested after threatening to shoot up his school online

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A Florida high school student was arrested on August 16 after he allegedly posted online that he would use his father’s gun to kill people at his school, police said.

Video released by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office shows officers reading to the suspect the alleged comments, which police said were made on a gaming platform under the pseudonym Dalton Banhart.

The comment read: “I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum.” It was spotted by the FBI, who reported it to local police.

According to police, the teenager said the comment was a joke.