DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A student from Seabreeze High School was arrested recently after posting a comment on a video game chat platform.
The comment was: “I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum”
The comment was reported to the FBI, and the FBI contacted the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The name “Dalton Barnhart” was fake, and the young man responsible for the comment insisted it was a joke.
“Joke or not, these types of comments are felonies under the law,” deputies said. “After the mass violence we’ve seen in Florida and across the country, law enforcement officers have a responsibility to investigate and charge those who choose to make these types of threatening statements.”