Sickles High School student arrested for violent texting violent plans for Gaither High School students

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Tampa, Florida-- A Sickles High School student has been arrested for sending a "warning" to her friend at Gaither High School that she had violent plans for certain students there, and would be carrying them out on December 11th.

According to Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies, the 16-year-old girl, who 10 News has chosen not to identify, called and sent the text messages to the Gaither student Tuesday night. Her message included a warning that the girl should skip school Wednesday.

The Gaither student took the information seriously and told her father. Officials say she believed the Sickles teen was capable of whatever threats she made- noting she "has told her she has access to firearms, and has shot them at the range," the HCSO report reads.

When deputies spoke to the Sickles teen and her mother about the allegations, they say she admitted to sending the threatening text messages, but denied any intention of ever hurting anyone. 

Deputies arrested her for written threats- a felony- and took her into custody. They say they did not find any firearms inside her home. 

The investigation continues. 10 News will continue with updates as they become available.

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