Lakewood High student arrested for threat to "shoot up the class"

Police in St. Pete say a high school freshman was arrested after an outburst in class Monday afternoon.

According to police, the 15-year-old Lakewood High student yelled that he would “shoot up the class,” and his comments were reported to school resource officers.

The teen has been charged with making a false report to use a firearm.

“The St. Petersburg Police Department takes all school threats very seriously for the safety of our students,” a police spokesperson noted. “Threatening comments/posts will always be investigated and result in serious consequences.”