15-year-old makes threats on social networks and admits to the sheriff that he wanted a gun to “take care of some business”

MARATHON, Fla. – A 15-year-old from the Florida Keys was arrested after posting a video on Instagram showing him holding an airsoft gun and making threats. He also admitted to the Monroe County sheriff that he had tried to buy a real gun online so he could “take care of some business.”

Sergio Jimenez of Marathon was charged with writing or making electronic threats to kill or do bodily harm.

Jimenez admitted to making the threatening post, as well as posting other videos depicting drug sales and use, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Jimenez was released into the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice. The Sheriff’s Office also notified and cooperated with local school officials, the State Attorney’s Office, the Florida Department of Children and Families and the FBI, as well as the Department of Juvenile Justice on the case.

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