PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Bay County Sheriff's Office said they arrested an Arnold High School student Friday after several students reported he made threatening statements.
Deputies say several students were gathered together talking when one of them said he was going to "shoot up the school" beginning with his teacher then moving on to students.
Deputies say Christian Grogan, 16, elaborated on his plans and allegedly said he wanted to use C-4 on certain pillars in the school to collapse the buildings, and then shoot the students. He reportedly said he wanted to start by shooting his teacher in the arms and legs.
Students reported what Grogan said to the School Resource Deputy. Investigators said they immediately went to the school and arrested Grogan.
Investigators said Grogan admitted to them he made his plans of destruction "mentally" as he has a "high IQ" and was good at strategy. Grogan said, "I enjoy bringing pain and seeing other people suffer."
Officials said a search warrant at his home revealed several firearms and they were seized. Grogan was charged with a False Report Concerning the Use of a Firearm in a Violent Manner, which is a second degree felony.
He was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice.