14-year-old Island Coast High student arrested for threatening teachers over Zoom | #teacher | #children | #kids

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A 14-year-old student from Island Coast High School in Cape Coral was arrested for allegedly sending threatening messages to teachers on Zoom.

Cape Coral police said Leon Nicovic sent messages to three teachers threatening violence with weapons in private chats in Zoom virtual classrooms on two separate occasions.

The School Resource Officer was informed of the threats and contacted Cape Coral Police’s Major Crimes Unit detectives.

Detectives investigated the incident and obtained subpoenas to help identify the person that was sending the messages.

Nicovic and his parents were interviewed by detectives and he was arrested on three counts of making threats of a mass shooting.

Cape Coral police said this is the first time a student is facing charges of making threats of a mass shooting during a Zoom virtual classroom chat.

Nicovic was taken to the Lee County Juvenile Detention Center.


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