Suspect in custody after threat to Sebastian River High School on social media

One person arrested for making social media threats to Sebastian River High School.
One person arrested for making social media threats to Sebastian River High School.

SEBASTIAN – Last night, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office received information about a threat on social media towards Sebastian River High School.

Detectives quickly identified a 17-year-old male former Indian River County student as a suspect in the case.

They learned the student had not attended school in our county since 2015 and now resides in Hernando County.

He was quickly taken into custody with assistance from Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

“Thanks to a multi-agency effort this young man is in custody now with charges pending. Our deputies and detectives worked all night to ensure another safe school day, just as our School Resource Team does every day. Kudos to those who brought the threat to our attention. We remind you that tips can be called into 772-978-6000.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. 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.