Okaloosa teen charged with making school threat

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Staff reports

A 17-year old Niceville High School student has been charged with making a school threat after admitting he told a fellow student he planned to “shoot up the school” on Halloween

Joshua Garrett was arrested today after a fellow student reported the information to her School Resource Officer.

During an interview today, Garrett admitted making that statement but said he was “joking around and did not mean it.”

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance policy for individuals making school threats. The charge of making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner is a second degree felony.