Student Arrested for Storm Grove Threat

VERO BEACH – The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a school threat posted to SnapChat by a 7th grade Storm Grove Middle School student.

Deputies and Detectives identified the student which eventually led them to Sunny Isles, Florida, where the 13 year old was staying with his mother.

The student has been taken into custody under an Indian River County Warrant and will be transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Fort Pierce. He is being charged with written threats to kill, a felony charge.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “This is our third arrest in as many weeks related to threats against schools on social media. We take each one of these threats seriously, with our team working all night for a peaceful resolution in this case. We want to assure parents that this student will not be in school tomorrow, and that we work hard every single day to ensure the safety our entire district.”

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.