LUTZ, FLORIDA — An 18-year-old man named Corey Anderson is behind bars after police say he posted a photo of himself with a rifle, handgun and tactical vest, with a caption “Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school.” The ‘sick joke’ has obviously landed him in hot water, and is completely unacceptable behavior.
Police later determined that both firearms were airsoft guns.
“This type of threat is unacceptable. This man intentionally instilled fear into our community as a sick joke, but be warned, this is no laughing matter,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We will do everything within our power to apprehend, and pursue charges on those who make school-based threats. Protecting students is our greatest priority. We take school threats very seriously, if you see something suspicious, please contact us immediately.”
This is a perfect example of a see something, say something situation. Many mass shooters have left plenty of signs of trouble ahead of their horrible actions, many of which go unreported. Something as serious as a threat of a mass shooting should never be overlooked.
Anderson has been charged with a written or electronic threat to conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism.