Middle school student facing charges after threatening to kill teacher

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A middle school student has been charged for writing a threat to kill a teacher.

According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, a handwritten note that specifically mentioned an intention to kill a teacher at Meigs Middle School was found in a boys bathroom.

The note was traced to an eleven-year-old student who says he wrote it in late 2017, but claims it was a joke.

The student was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.