ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are looking for a man they say posted a series of messages on Twitter, threatening to shoot students and put pipe bombs inside some schools in the Orlando area.
The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2bAqZ0k ) reports officials with the FBI, Orlando police and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office don’t believe the threats are credible. But they’re looking for a 23-year-old transient who’s lived in Florida, California, Virginia and Maryland.
Officials say the threats started July 24 and targeted four high schools and a middle school. The posts also encouraged people to “shoot up” the schools.
Orange County Schools sent messages to parents letting them know about the messages.
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FBI Special Agent Amy Pittman says “every investigative lead is being aggressively followed” to locate the suspect.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/