Student accused of death threats expected in court
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida student accused of threatening to shoot classmates at his high school is expected in court Wednesday.
Austin Bowlin has been on house arrest since Monday after police arrested him for posting a chilling message on his Twitter account.
Bowlin responded to the school shootings in Connecticut, by posting on his Twitter account, "Yeah, bunch of kids died. I could care less, and my school announces it like it matters, safe? I could shoot this school up easily," tweeted Bowlin.
He also tweeted, "Finna shoot up this school this Friday. Prepare yourself. Making a list and checking it twice. We're about to see who gets shot up real nice."
His messages caused parents and students at Miami Lakes Educational Center to fear for their lives.
Bowlin said he now regrets what he called a joke. He apologized Tuesday saying, "The point is, I messed up a lot of things in my life that I regret a lot. I learned my lesson, so I hope that everyone can learn their lesson too," said Bowlin.
The student is currently suspended from school.
The school is deciding whether they will expel him.
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