As flags at South Florida schools flew at half mast Monday, and students and staff observed a moment of silence to honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, one Miami Lakes teen was getting arrested for threats he made against his school.
"Making a list and checking it twice. We're about to see who gets shot up real nice,"
Austin Lee Bowlin allegedly tweeted.
The 16-year-old student reportedly has a photo of the Columbine shooting on his Twitter page and paradoxically, a peace sign tattooed on his right foot, according to the arrest report.
Bowlin used his cell phone to tweet the threats after his Miami Lakes Educational Center principal announced news of the mass shooting on Friday, according to Miami-Dade Police.
"Finna shoot up the school this Friday. Prepare yourself," he reportedly continued tweeting.
"Just cause this school has a 'safety plan' don't mean shit. I would have walked in today with a gun in my bag and shot my whole class. Dead."
"Yeah. Bunch of little kids died. I could care less. And my school announces it like it matters, Safe? I could shoot this school up easily."
Bowlin has already been released from juvenile detention, the Miami Herald reports, and no weapons were found at his residence.
John Schuster, Miami-Dade Public Schools spokesman told CBS Miami that Bowlin is suspended. The school district is recommending expulsion.