The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office arrested an 18 year old after receiving an anonymous tip of a threatening video circulating on Snapcatch. For those that don’t know, Wakulla County is just 20 minutes south of Tallahassee, home of Florida’s Capitol.
The video WCSO investigators saw showed person’s hands opening a case containing a rifle, the rifle being removed from the case and loaded with a magazine all with the caption “Don’t go to school.”
According to WSCO Press Release; on Monday at 4:14 p.m., deputies received an anonymous tip. Detectives and uniformed deputies from the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division identified video as originating from Kane Watson, an 18 year old resident of Crawfordville, FL. Arriving approximately 45 minutes from the time of the original complaint; they made contact with Watson and mirandized him.
Waston admitted to posting the video and voluntarily turned over his cell phone and rifle to investigators. Waston was charged with violating the following Florida Statutes:
F.S. 836.10, Written Threats to Kill or do Bodily Injury, a second degree felony.
F.S.790.163, False Report concerning planting a bomb, an explosive, or a weapon of mass destruction, or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner, a second degree felony.
He was take into custody and booked at the Wakulla County Jail.
As an area resident, I applaud WCSO and their quick action. They actually handled the tip and information correctly. They tasked resources, investigated the possible threat, and took action. Unlike what the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI did.