Florida Teen Arrested for Threatening Teacher with Gun Says He Was Singing Rap Song: 'This is Not Over, I Got My Glock 9'

A Florida teenager who was arrested this week for threatening his teacher with a firearm has told police he was referencing a rap song.

The 13-year-old Dade City student, who is not being named, has been charged with false report of using a firearm in a violent manner after being accused of saying "This is not over, I got my Glock 9" at a teacher in the James Irvin Education Center on Monday, deputies said.

The teen was detained by officers from the Pasco Sheriff's Office at about 3:20 p.m. in relation to the threat, which made reference to the Glock 9mm semiautomatic pistol, WFLA reported.

According to an arrest report, the student was asked to leave the room after disrupting the class by claiming to have a wedgie and subsequently pulling down his pants.

The report said he replied "no" when asked to sit down at a table by the teacher, instead continuing to speak to his classmates. Deputies said the threat was witnessed by two teachers, who also remain unnamed.

One member of staff said she had "felt threatened" by the student's claim and believed he was "trying to intimidate her." Providing his own statement, the second teacher said the teenager had leaned back into the room and made the gun threat as he was exiting the class.

In an interview with Pasco Sheriff's Office deputies alongside his mother, the student admitted he refused to leave the class but said he was singing a song by rapper 9lokkNine called "Bounce Out Wit Dat Glokk9" which contains the lyric: "...when we thuggin' we got Glock 9s."

The student told authorities he "did not mean to harm anyone" and said the statement was a joke. The report noted the teen also "said he would not hurt anyone." It added: "The defendant did not meet requirements for county diversion because this is a second-degree felony."

Threats of this nature are increasingly leading to teenagers being arrested.

In August, a 13-year-old enrolled at Swift Creek Middle School in Tallahassee was detained by Leon County Sheriff's Office officers after making a shooting threat on social media. The teen allegedly wrote "I'm ready, let's go" in an internet conversation, sparking an investigation.

The same week, a school board in Wakulla County announced a high school student's comments online had been flagged by the FBI. And in Georgia, a teenager who made a threat to bring guns to a Lowndes County school via Snapchat was also arrested.

"Anything like that we're going to take very seriously, especially in this climate. Look at El Paso, look at Ohio," Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk said at the time, referencing recent school shootings. "I want parents to be aware that they need to monitor what their children do."

The sheriff's comments were first reported by local media outlet WCTV.

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