ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg police said a 16-year-old student was arrested for making a threat to his high school Friday.

Police said the boy was a 10th-grade student at Gibbs High School.

He said he would “shoot up the whole school” in front of adults and other students, officers said.

He was charged with making a false report concerning the use of a firearm/bomb to conduct bodily harm.

Officers with the St. Petersburg Police Department said they take threats very seriously and that any posts or threats seriously will be investigated.

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