Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a Miami middle school student’s threatening online comments ⁠— left in the wake of the 2018 Parkland school shooting– constituted a violation of state law.

The appellate court’s opinion affirmed lower court orders denying a Miami Lakes Middle School student’s motions to dismiss the case against him in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. The juvenile, referred to as O.P-G. in the Third DCA’s ruling, had been found guilty of violating section 877.13 of the Florida Statutes. The law assigns a second-degree misdemeanor to anyone found to have knowingly disrupted educational institutions or school functions.

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