A Fort McCoy high school student was arrested this past Thursday afternoon after a threat was found written in a boys’ restroom.
A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to North Marion High School by the dean of students after the words “I’m bring a gun on Monday” were found written in red ink inside a bathroom stall in Building 1 at the facility, located at 151 W Hwy. 329 in Citra.
The dean of students said 19-year-old Cody L. Storms, a senior, had brought the threatening message to the attention of a staff member, a sheriff’s office report states.
The deputy then made contact with Storms and reviewed a written statement he had submitted about finding the message. The deputy noticed that there were similarities in some of the letters written in the threatening message and Storms’ statement, the report says.
A short time later, the deputy read Storms his rights and asked him why he had written the threatening message. He said he did it “because he misses some of his family members,” the report says, adding that Storms also provided the deputy with the Sharpie marker he used to write the threatening message.
Storms, who lives at 9755 NE 210th St., was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with intimidation/writing or sending a threat to kill or injure. He was being held on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in a Marion County courtroom on Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.