Weeki Wachee High School Student Charged in Campus Threat

Earlier today, staff members at Weeki Wachee High School contacted the School Resource Deputy regarding a Weeki-Wachee-High-School_1446039999846_25853107_ver1.0_640_480campus threat. The threat consisted of an image/text that was being shared via social media. Deputy Nathan Brooks, the School Resource Deputy assigned to Weeki Wachee High School, immediately launched an investigation. Soon after Deputy Brooks began the investigation, Sgt. Derik Deso and Detective Shawn Galarza arrived on scene to assist.

Very quickly, the deputies determined that the person who was claiming to have received the information via social media was the same person who actually created the post, from another social media account that was created for this purpose. Upon questioning, the student admitted to creating the post (which consisted of a threat to the entire campus) and sharing it. The student said she did this to “get out of school.”

Sheriff Al Nienhuis said, “This is another example of how well the School Resource Deputies work their supervisors and detectives to get to the bottom of a threat to shoot up the school. I am happy to report that, because of their diligent work, there was little or no disruption to normal school activities. Unfortunately, this is yet another example of a student committing a very serious crime, simply to avoid school. It is critically important that parents, teachers, and fellow students make this kind of behavior socially unacceptable in our schools. This threat could have easily ruined the final few days of school for many hard-working students and faculty.”

The student, identified as 16-year-old Danielle Paige Suvantey , was placed under arrest and charged with the following Felony: Written Threats to Kill or Do Great Bodily Injury.

Suvantey was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Ocala.


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