Miami, FL (February 13, 2019) – Police say that two middle school students are now facing felony charges of cyberstalking and more after they threatened their teacher and her family on Instagram. Two students from Southwood Middle School in Palmetto Bay, aged 12 and 13, created an account on Instagram that went by the name “Southwood School Shooter” and sent a message to their teacher on Sunday. The teacher was harassed with threatening messages that included, “You and your children are next on Valentine’s Day,” which made her fear for her and her family’s life. She called the police immediately. Police arrived at the home of the 13-year-old who wrote the threatening messages. He admitted to the crimes and then named the 12-year-old boy as a co-conspirator. The boys both said that they created the Instagram account and used their cellphones to talk to their teacher. The students were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center without incident. At this time, the boy’s names have not been released due to the fact that they are minors. They are both facing cyberstalking charges, as well as written threats to kill or commit bodily injury.
Miami Cyberstalking Laws
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