15-year-old from Port Orange arrested for online threats.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the Port Orange Police Department teamed up in the arrest of Jacob Long, 15, of Port Orange for making threats online to become the next mass shooter.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Long stated online: “One day my name and face will be all over the news, and everyone will wish they took me seriously.”
Long’s posts were anonymously reported to the FBI, which began an investigation, determining the poster was in the Volusia County area. Officers with the Port Orange Police Department and Volusia County Sheriff Deputies took Long into custody at his Port Orange home on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, after being notified of the threat.
Some of the messages posted in Discord included:
• “I am the next greenwood mall shooter”
• “I will kill (epithet for Hispanic people)”
• “I am 100% Serouse everything I have said is 100% real, and I am not or never have been joking.”
• "I must become Patrick crusis 22 bozos"
• "im going to put these to good use (smiley Emoji)" – along with a photo of rifles and a shotgun
During an interview with detectives, Long said he was joking in all the posts, including the one saying he is not and never has been joking.
Detectives did not find any weapons during the investigation. Long was charged with making written threats to kill and taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice, in secure custody Tuesday evening.
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