Austin Lee Bowlin Arrested for Threatening on Twitter to Shoot Up Miami Lakes School

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Miami-Dade Police have arrested 16-year-old Austin Lee Bowling for making threats to shoot up the Miami Lakes Educational Center on the one-week anniversary of the the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. In addition to threats about shooting fellow students, Bowling also tweeted that he had no sympathy for the victims of last week's tragedy.

"Making a list and checking it twice. We're about to see who gets shot up real nice," Bowling allegedly tweeted after his principal made an announcement about school safety on Monday.

"Finna shoot up the school this Friday. Prepare yourself," he continued.

"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," he concluded.

His Twitter feed also included a picture of the Columbine High School massacre.

"This individual showed a pattern of behavior that would be worrisome to any parents, teacher or community member," Miami-Dade Lt. Rosanna Cordero-Stutz told the Miami Herald.

Bowling has already been released from juvenile detention. No weapons were found at his home. He's been suspended from school, and will likely be expelled.

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marydickey6
marydickey6

This is a fine example of how messed up this whole situation is, regardless of whether he 'meant' it or not, the point is that no one can post crap like this anywhere any time at all ever, because it is going to be taken seriously and the end result will be getting arrested, suspended from school, possibly expelled etc, etc.... it's absurd for people to come on here and start hurling insults at each other, however I get that people feel passionately about it believe me , I do too! 

But people have their feelings and for the ones who know this guy then they are naturally going to feel offended by the attacks on him, because they're going to take it personally. That said, it was reckless and irresponsible of him to post this but maybe he got what he wanted??? Whether he would actually have done this or not, come on people it sounded pretty damn serious me so what did they expect?/ You don't walk into the den of the lion without being ready to face the consequences. 

Personally, I think he knew exactly what he was doing, and he got the exact result he was obviously itching for. Even if the school shooting hadn't just happened it still would've been flagged. The whole thing is just sad sorry and sick. 

MManMM
MManMM

This is the kind of thing that we wonder what happened to this kid? making idiotic statements. This kid probably cant wipe his A** correctly, not to mention he can not make up his mind about what color hair he wants, but feels he can make this kind of statements. And what are we supposed to do. Not worry and send our kids to the same school this idiot goes to, and not take the threats lightly? It seems that way. Now the girl he ditch is on here telling us what a great guy he is! Get a life and stay away from idiots like this dumbA**!

Jorge Mederos
Jorge Mederos

Wow, Barry Rann...that is quite the bold statement you're making.

KC_74
KC_74

Making threats of domestic terrorism is not protected speech by the First Amendment and should be penalized as such.. Perhaps a 5 year stint in Guantanamo Bay for this kid will give him time to think about his mistake and serve as a warning to copycats that these are serious threats that are punishable and will not be tolerated

Talitha
Talitha

I know Austin personally, he is my close friend and i love him. He is HARMLESS and he wouldn't kill anyone..yes he made a mistake by putting threats on twitter but that's what it was a MISTAKE!and i hate that people are saying how they want to hang him and picking on his psychical appearance!you guys don't know him or anything about his life so stop judging him based on that!and @AWonderland i agree with you Austin is a great guy and these people are pieces of shit!i will be here to defend Austin with you!he's looked out for me plenty of times so i will ALWAYS look out for him no matter what

BitchImPunky
BitchImPunky

@Alluring_EL @miaminewtimes why did they release him ?!?!!

animedragon4
animedragon4

This little fuck got just what he wanted.... Attention... Stop posting crap like this! Stop feeding their ego's. 

Arghh Nellz
Arghh Nellz

Wow. And u juss release him? Dnt b shocked America, when he actually or some1 else juss copycats the idea.

Harruhy
Harruhy

@alsv_ I like that he said "finna"

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Yet another autistic genius ? We can't have enough of these top secret weapons on our side ? Did someone play Frankie's Relax hit ?

Danny Ferrari
Danny Ferrari

that's how i know this is a little bitch we're dealing with. he goes on Twitter to talk about what he will do instead of just going and doing it so someone holding a concealed weapon can come out and shoot his little Skrillex wanna-be looking ass.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

what are they waiting to execute him?! Did he get a good Jewish lawyer, already?

Felo Tirado
Felo Tirado

Copy cats in Miami! Beware. Schools need to really pay attention to security outside of the building and parking with police and cameras...It started in Colorado, moved to Conn, we could be hurt next. Parents pay attention and demand security in the schools.

Fab Plck
Fab Plck

He needs to go to the psych ward. Stupid system.

Brittany Ross
Brittany Ross

There's a sicko posting on this thread as well...but I won't point any fingers.

J Jess Jessi Abalos
J Jess Jessi Abalos

I thought this was a chic, I was going to say, "but she's so pretty!"

Barry Rann
Barry Rann

Lord in the name of Jesus and the Holy spirit i ask why do white people exist? to commite atrocities against human kind? Why do you allow them to exist? What is their purpose for being here? Why lord why!

Anson Suxiang Sun
Anson Suxiang Sun

What is wrong with the younger generation in this country? What causes such a twisted behavior, a broken family, the mass media, sick movies, vulgar rap songs or the violent video games?

Barry Rann
Barry Rann

It's only their kids doing this,

Jason Herrera
Jason Herrera

smh, yes sure expel the fucking kid let him get even crazier and physco. Instead of trying to see what's the matter w/this fuck head just brush it off, do we even know if this kid has a mental illness?

Danny Diaz
Danny Diaz

Jackass. You need an ass whipping you'll never forget. In short on behalf of all those who care for kids: FUCK YOU.

Alluring_EL
Alluring_EL

@BitchImPunky I don't have no idea... They need to give him a nice punishment for what he did. They need to expel his ass from school!

alsv_
alsv_

@Harruhy lol

carlraymiller
carlraymiller

@James G. Camp my wife is Autistic and these kind of people are no were near were what i consider Autistic spectrum is or most others yea they say autistic because they have 1 or 2 things these news people need to do some real search on it.Not to mention after 2012 aspergers will no longer be on the Autism scale.

AWonderland
AWonderland

@Danny Ferrari he made a mistake. so what? he's a great guy. why don't you stop being a little bitch and build a mother fucking bridge and get the fuck over it.  

AWonderland
AWonderland

@Fabiana Polack NO you need to go to a psych ward you stupid bitch. He's an amazing guy. So shut the fuck up because I bet a thousand fucking dollars that you don't fucking know him personally like I do. 

justin510
justin510

@Barry Rann 

I think you are confused there racist. Statistics show that even though your African American brothers and sisters only compile around 13% of Americans they commit 37% percent of all murders.

carlraymiller
carlraymiller

@James G. Camp I ALSO Wish to point out that 1 he was not diagnosed with it and 2 No one with Autism has never and would more in likely ever do such a thing

Alluring_EL
Alluring_EL

@BitchImPunky They should just to teach him a lesson!

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