TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Detectives arrested an 18-year-old Florida man after receiving a tip that he threatened a mass shooting at a school in a social media post.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said Corey Anderson’s post showed him with a handgun, a rifle and a tactical-style vest and a caption that said, “Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school.”
Anderson was charged Sunday with a written or electronic threat to conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism.
The arrest comes days after an 18-year-old entered an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and fatally shot 19 children and two teachers. The Texas gunman was eventually killed by law enforcement.