Florida Sixth Grader Arrested After Threatening To Bring Gun To School And Kill 'Kids And Teachers'

Just a day after a deadly school shooting left Florida reeling, police arrested an 11-year-old girl in a town just half an hour away from where the massacre took place after she wrote a note threatening to bring a gun to school and kill people. 

Police say video surveillance shows the student slipping a note under the door of the Assistant Principal's office Nova Middle School. 

"I will bring a gun to school to kill all of you ugly ass kids and teachers bitch. I will bring the gun Feb. 16. 18. BE prepared bitch!" the note, released by police, reads. 

note Davie Police say a student penned this note threatening to shoot peers and teachers at Nova Middle School Davie Police

Officers say the 11-year-old is now facing a felony charge over the threat, with one count of written threats to kill or do bodily injury.

In addition to the note, they released a handwritten confession from the student which seems to allege that she wrote the note to avoid getting into a fight with a peer.

"I placed a note under the AP door and I got caught on tape," the note says. "My friend Sarai to write the letter or she will get her friend to fight me because she does not like because someone said that I like (name withheld). So to avoid getting in a fight with her friend, I put the letter under the door."

The girl was taken into custody and transported to the Broward Juvenile Assessment Centre. 

The girl's school is just half an hour away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz has been charged with killing 17 people on Wednesday. 

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Cruz, who had attended the Parkland school before being expelled, is currently in custody and has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Since the Wednesday massacre, there have been a number of "copycat" threats made at other schools, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said in a news conference. 

“We will respond to every threat. Every threat we receive, we will not classify it as a copycat or prank call,” Israel said. “We will respond in full and investigate it.”

On Thursday, Davie police said all Broward high schools had been put on "Code Yellow" lock down for precautionary measures, adding "there are no threats at this time."

Code Yellow means there will be limited access to school campuses. "This is for precautionary reasons only," police stressed.