HCSO: Teen in custody after allegedly planning school shooting

A 13-year-old girl is facing charges after making threats to harm students and staff at Henderson Hammock Charter School, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies say school administrators contacted HCSO on Wednesday after students told them a female student was planning a school shooting and had created a map with locations of security cameras and a "hit list" of teachers and students she did not like.

According to HCSO, the student does not have known access to firearms, but would act on her plans if she got a gun. 

"Lives were saved by the bravery of the students who came forward with information," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "The safety of our students is a priority. I am urging all parents to talk with their children about the importance of speaking up and reporting anything suspicious. As always, if you see something, say something, it could save a life." 

The teenager was taken into custody and charged with written threats to kill or conduct a mass shooting and was placed under a Baker Act.

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