Canadian Teen Arrested After Threatening To Shoot Up Florida Pride Event
a Canadian teen has found himself behind bars after he issued a threat on social media saying that he was going to shoot up the “Pride on the Block” event that took place in West Palm Beach over the weekend.
The suspects name has not been released to the public, but authorities say the teen was waving a gun in the video that he posted on social media while he threatened to show up to the Pride event and shoot it up.
The West Palm Beach Police Department released a statement saying, “The suspect, waving a gun in the video, said he lived in Palm Beach County, made anti-LGBTQ+ comments, and was going to commit a mass shooting on that day, at the event.”
The 17-year-old suspect is now facing a ton of charges in Florida, including making “threats to commit a mass shooting,” officials announced.
This takes place just a few weeks after the disturbing mass shootings that took place in New York, Texas, and Philadelphia.
According to CNN, just over the weekend at least 12 people were killed and more than three dozen others were injured in mass shootings in the United States. Americans across the world are still continuing to demand a change in gun laws.
In New York the state raised the age Monday from 18 to 21 for people to be able to buy semi automatic weapons.