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Police Alert Regarding Threats

The Pembroke Pines Police Department wants to remind parents and students about the severity of making threats to do violence in a school. If a student uses any words,verbally, in writing, or via any social media account in a threatening manner that mention,gun violence or any type of violence using a weapon or hurting someone, the police department is taking every threat seriously and is evaluating each threat to determine whether a crime has been committed.

The Pembroke Pines Police Department wants to remind parents and students about the severity of making threats to do violence in a school. If a student uses any words,verbally, in writing, or via any social media account in a threatening manner that mention,gun violence or any type of violence using a weapon or hurting someone, the police department is taking every threat seriously and is evaluatineach threat to determine whether a crime has been committed.

We are strongly recommending that parents ta lk to their children and advise them on the life altering consequences these threats can have on their chances of getting accepted into college, joining the military and/or passing a background check for a potential career all because of a prank or joke. Not to mention, at the school level,they can be expelled by the school district if they believe the student poses an immediate or continuing danger to students or staff.

Your child could potentially face criminal charges if they violate any of the following:

 

    Unlawfully disrupt or interfere with the lawfuadministration or functions of any educational system. Any person convicted thereof commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

   Unlawfully threaten to throw, project, place or discharge any destructive device with the intent to do bodily harm to any person or with intent to do damage to any property of any person. Any person conv icted thereof commits a felony of the second degree.

    Unlawfully make a false report,with the intent to deceive, mislead,or otherwise misinform any   person, concerning the placing or planting of any bomb, dynamite,

other deadly explosive, or weapon of mass destruction or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner against a person or persons. Any person convicted thereof commits a felony of the second degree.

    Any person who writes or composes and also sends or procures the sending of any letter, inscribed communication,or electronic communication, whether such letter or communication be signed or anonymous,to any person, containing a threat to kill or to do bodily injury to the person to whom such letter or communication is sent, or a threat to kill or do bodily injury to any member of the family of the person to whom such letter or communication is sent, or any person who makes,posts, or transmits a threat in a writing or other record, including an electronic record, to conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism, in any manner that would allow another person to view the threat.  Any person convicted thereof,commits a felony of the second degree

 

The Pembroke Pines Police Department strongly encourages students to focus on their academics and future goals. The children in our community are shaping the future and we want to promote a safe learning environment for children to reach their full potential.

Sincerely,
Dan S. Giustino
​​​​​​​Chief of Police