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Florida boy, 10, claimed he’d bought assault rifles in text cops say threatened mass school shooting

Lee County Sheriff's Office released this mugshot of Daniel Marquez - who is just 10 years-old - after the youngster was charged with threatening to shoot-up a local school

Lee County Sheriff’s Office launched this mugshot of Daniel Marquez – who’s simply 10 years-old – after the teen was charged with threatening to shoot-up a neighborhood school 

The Florida sheriff who arrested an elementary school scholar for allegedly threatening a mass shooting defended publicly exposing the minor by saying ‘a baby pulling a set off equals the identical aftermath.’

Daniel Issac Marquez, 10, was arrested Saturday and charged with making a written risk to conduct a mass shooting after sending a text about Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral. 

The boy’s alleged text learn: ‘I scammed my pal’ and included a Google picture of money, based on his arrest report.

‘I bought this,’ he added a couple of seconds later, a included a picture of 4 assault rifles. 

Marquez then acknowledged: ‘Get prepared for water day’

‘He described wads of money and ‘prepare’ to commit a mass shooting,’ Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno stated of the text throughout a W radio interview Monday, including: ‘We do not wait one second. We examine each risk as if it is actual.’

‘Every single risk is actual. Every risk is actual till you show not,’ Marceno added. 

The sheriff additionally commented on the boy’s very public arrest, saying that ‘pretend threats’ consequence in ‘actual penalties.’

‘I did a marketing campaign. Fake risk, actual consequence. While I perceive the boy is 10 years previous. His brain’s not absolutely developed, he is a juvenile, I’ve to let you know. When a 10-year-old presses a set off, the aftermath is identical whatever the age,’ the sheriff defined.

He additionally warned anybody who makes an attempt a school shooting: ‘You do not get to come back into one in every of my faculties in my county and current lethal power. Because we meet lethal power with delay power, with out one second, with out hesitation. 

‘If you assume you are going to come and kill a baby or a college member, assume once more. We will kill you instantly.’

The pretend risk was the second time in every week the group was rocked by the specter of violence in opposition to a school. A lady on Thursday stated she would go to a excessive school commencement in the world with a bomb strapped to her chest.

But they each come after 19 youngsters and two academics have been shot to demise by a sick 18-year-old gunman in Uvalde, Texas. Salvador Ramos blasted his grandmother in the face earlier than occurring a rampage at Robb Elementary School final Tuesday.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno defended his public arrest of Daniel Issac Marquez, 10, by saying if the boy had actually fired shots at his school the result would have been the same

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno defended his public arrest of Daniel Issac Marquez, 10, by saying if the boy had really fired pictures at his school the consequence would have been the identical

Daniel Marquez, proven right here be walked out of a Lee County Sheriff’s office, was described as ‘sickening’ the sheriff

The sheriff stated: ‘My workforce did not hesitate one second…NOT ONE SECOND, to analyze this risk’

The incident involving Patriot Elementary School is being investigated by the The School Threat Enforcement Team and the Youth Services Criminal Investigations Division

The incident involving Patriot Elementary School is being investigated by the The School Threat Enforcement Team and the Youth Services Criminal Investigations Division

During Monday’s interview, Marceno additionally shared that he additionally holds the fifth-grader’s dad and mom accountable for the risk, as he would with the dad and mom of any little one who threatens a bloodbath.

‘We maintain the dad and mom accountable,’ the sheriff argued. ‘When your son or daughter are on-line do not simply depart them in a room on-line. We’ve seen juveniles researching on Columbine and tips on how to commit a mass shooting and purchase weapons on the black market.’

‘Nothing is off limits as we speak. I would like the dad and mom to be dad and mom, guardians to be guardians and ensure they monitor their youngsters. If we have to get their little one assist, in the event that they doc they’ve psychological sickness, we have to get them the assistance they should make sure that we’re defending everybody.’ 

The sheriff’s office confirmed to DailyMail.com that as of Monday, no fees have been filed in opposition to Marquez’s dad and mom, as there ‘aren’t any relevant ones for them.’

Authorities additionally confirmed the 10-year-old has no prior legal historical past. It is unclear if he had a historical past of psychological sickness.

Cops posted video of his Marquez’s arrest on Facebook and publicly slammed the boy for appearing ‘like a little bit delinquent’ and stated he was now ‘experiencing actual penalties’. 

Sheriff Carmine Marceno laid into Marquez for his ‘sickening’ text message after he was arrested on Saturday. He stated: ‘This scholar’s habits is sickening, particularly after the latest tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.

‘Making certain our youngsters are secure is paramount. We can have regulation and order in our faculties! My workforce did not hesitate one second…NOT ONE SECOND, to analyze this risk.’

He later added: ‘Real penalties. Lee County can have regulation and order.’ 

The surprising incident is being investigated by the The School Threat Enforcement Team and the Youth Services Criminal Investigations Division. 

The sheriff continued: ‘Right now is just not the time to behave like a little bit delinquent. It’s not humorous. This little one made a pretend risk, and now he is experiencing actual penalties.’ 

Sheriff Carmine Marceno laid into Marquez for his 'sickening' text message after he was arrested on Saturday

Sheriff Carmine Marceno laid into Marquez for his ‘sickening’ text message after he was arrested on Saturday

18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School on May 24 leaving many schools in the country on edge

18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos killed 19 youngsters and two academics at Robb Elementary School on May 24 leaving many faculties in the nation on edge

This image of sheriff's deputy Felix Ramos clutching his wife Kimberly as they found out that their daughter, Lexi, 10, was among the victims was beamed across the world

This picture of sheriff’s deputy Felix Ramos clutching his spouse Kimberly as they discovered that their daughter, Lexi, 10, was among the many victims was beamed internationally

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visit and lay flowers at a memorial in front of Robb Elementary School

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden go to and lay flowers at a memorial in entrance of Robb Elementary School

Two days after the assault on Robb Elementary School, Sheriff Marceno was forthright in his response telling the media: ‘You do not get to shoot our youngsters. You convey lethal power in this nation, we’re going to kill you.’ 

The sheriff thanked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for giving regulation enforcement in the state ‘the instruments’ to maintain youngsters secure and to protect regulation and order.

Amd on May 27, Sheriff Marceno appeared in an eight-minute lengthy video in which he criticized federal assist for Ukraine. 

The sheriff stated that the money needs to be spent on ‘goal hardening’ our faculties. 

In entrance of six sheriff’s deputies, all armed with assault rifles and clad in tactical gear, Marceno stated that the residents of Lee County ought to relaxation guarantee that their youngsters have been secure in faculties in the world.

Marceno was named as sheriff of Lee County first in 2018 by then-Governor Rick Scott following the resignation of earlier Sheriff Mike Scott.

Lee County Sheriff Marceno pictured with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on May 23

Lee County Sheriff Marceno pictured with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on May 23

In 2020, Marceno, a Republican, received a decisive election victory over Democratic challenger Robert Neeld.    

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement stated in 2020 that Lee County’s crime rate dropped by 18.4 per cent throughout his preliminary tenure between 2018 and 2020. 

That’s regardless of the county’s rising inhabitants. Cape Coral grew to become one of the crucial common locations amongst individuals leaving cities amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

This is the second time in every week that the group of Cape Coral was rocked with a risk of violence in opposition to a school.

On May 26, a lady named Tracy Carter threatened to attend a excessive school commencement in the world with a pretend bomb strapped to her chest. 

According to the Cape Coral Police Department, Carter was upset that her little one was unable to graduate or attend promenade as a consequence of disciplinary points. 

Carter stated that she would ‘really feel unhealthy for the youngsters she would scare however she actually wanted to be heard. She acknowledged that she did not plan to harm anybody.’

Cape Coral woman Stacy Carter is accused of threatening to scare attendees at a high school graduation with a fake bomb just two days after the events in Uvalde, Texas

Cape Coral lady Stacy Carter is accused of threatening to scare attendees at a excessive school commencement with a pretend bomb simply two days after the occasions in Uvalde, Texas

The lady added that she wished to imitate the Denzel Washington film ‘John Q,’ a couple of father who holds a hospital emergency room hostage in order to safe a life-saving operation for his little one. 

A subsequent search of Carter’s dwelling discovered no bomb making supplies.  

The arrest of 10-year-old Daniel Marquez got here simply after the Department of Justice introduced a essential review of the regulation enforcement response to the preliminary 911 calls concerning the shooting in Uvalde. 

DOJ spokesperson Anthony Coley stated in a press release: ‘The aim of the review is to offer an impartial account of regulation enforcement actions and responses that day.’ 

The review comes after it was revealed that Ramos’ rampage in Uvalde carried on for 77 minutes earlier than he was engaged by a border patrol agent. 

Parents of the scholars at Robb Elementary School confirmed up on the school after listening to concerning the reviews of a shooting whereas the bloodbath was persevering with inside. 

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