Middle school girl arrested after making 'death list' of students

A 12-year-old girl was arrested after she posted threats on Snapchat to kill students at her Florida middle school, police said.

A student and parent from Falcon Cove Middle School in Weston, Fla., reported the threat posted on Snapchat to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

"The threat included a death list with student names from Falcon Cove Middle School," the Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release. "Another threat was posted to the social media site later Friday afternoon that indicated the students were not safe and that they would be killed on Monday, Dec. 9."

The student, who police did not identify, admitted to making the posts and was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, authorities said.

She faces two counts of a written threat to kill and false reporting concerning a firearm.

The girl’s attorney, Jim Lewis, told the Sun-Sentinel the post "was a bad joke, not a serious threat."

"Unfortunately we live in a post-Parkland world and this is not something you can or should joke about," Lewis added.

Weston is just 25 miles south of Parkland, Fla., where a former student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Feb. 2018.