Facebook post of threat to shoot up school leads to arrest

- Authorities say a Florida man made threats on the Internet to shoot up a school.  A Port St. Lucie police report says 20-year-old Benjamin Olsen was charged Thursday with making threats.

The report says someone first called police in Bloomington, Indiana, after seeing a Facebook chat group post that read, "Time to shoot up dem schools today fam," along with a picture of a man holding a rifle. Indiana authorities traced the post to an address in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and police there responded.

Port St. Lucie police say Olsen confirmed he made the posts but was only "trolling" to upset people. Officers also found what turned out to be the air rifle from the picture.

Olsen was being held on $15,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Facebook post of threat to shoot up school leads to arrest
  • Was it a crime? 10 patients at nursing home died after Irma
  • Florida Keys receiving help from across the state after Irma
  • Report: Students play 'Dirty Dare' in class; teacher suspended
  • Florida tourism marketing to ramp up after Irma
  • In Irma's wake, lawmakers to look at Florida's hurricane readiness
  • 25-foot-wide sinkhole opens up in Apopka, still growing
  • Irma insurance claims already near $2-billion
  • Gator caught in side yard of Lakeland residence
  • Florida women collect loads of linemen's laundry