A fifth-grade student in Florida was arrested over the weekend and charged with sending a text message threatening to carry out a mass shooting, authorities said.

In a statement Saturday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said it had learned earlier that day of a “threatening text message” sent by an elementary school student.

He said his local school threat team was immediately notified and began investigating. The 10-year-old boy was later interviewed and charged with “making a written threat to carry out a mass shooting,” the sheriff’s office said, as reported by NBC News.

In a video shared by authorities, the boy can be seen being led into a police vehicle.

“This student’s behavior is sickening, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said in a statement, noting the threat came just days after the deadly shooting in Robb Elementary School which left 19 students and two teachers dead.

“Right now is not the time to act like a petty criminal. It’s not fun,” he said. “This kid made a false threat, and now he’s experiencing real consequences.”

Marceno said his team “didn’t hesitate for a second…not a second” in investigating the incident.

The comment came at a time when authorities in Uvalde are facing mounting criticism for their response to the May 24 school shooting, after it emerged that they waited roughly an hour for backup rather than act. immediately against the gunman.

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