Monday night the 16-year-old student was in the passenger seat of a vehicle involved in a traffic stop. During the stop, the student told Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies of a potential issue at a particular house in Palm Coast. He named a couple of names and described the activity.
The next day the boy was told that a group of students at Matanzas High School were going around the school, trying to find out where he lives. He was told that the group of students “looked angry,” according to a Flagler County Sheriff’s incident report. The 16-year-old student and his mother got concerned for their safety. They recalled “recent shootings” in town, and worried that they could be targeted.
On Tuesday, the student, who attends Matanzas, got a SnapChat message: “ppl are coming for your head.” He told deputies he then received additional messages from two users with female names saying that “people” want to jump him.
A sheriff’s deputy was investigating the case at the 16 year old’s home Wednesday afternoon when the deputy saw a red, four-door sedan approach the home then do a U-turn. The student recognized the car and told the deputy whom it belonged to.
Soon after that, the 17-year-old boy the 16 year old said said was driving the car posted a video to SnapChat of the boy’s house and of the deputy’s patrol car, and accused the boy of “snitching.” Soon after that, the 17 year old, who is white, posted a racist, sexist video, calling the black student by the vilest epithet traditionally favored by white supremacists and that favored by misogynists of all stripes, and went on to say that the boy “was lucky as fuck that cop was at his house, I was about to beat the living dog shit out of him.”
The assailant, who took the video of himself as he drone, then added threats for others at large: “Now, if anybody touches him without me touching him first, we’re going to have to fight too,” he said, his voice rising to an enraged crescendo. “So fuck you’all, I got him, none of y’all touching him, fuck no.”
Deputies contacted the alleged assailant’s father, said he was unaware of his son’s behavior and gave cops permission to speak to him. The 17 year old was apparently candid. He told a deputy that he wanted to fight the 16 year old because the younger boy was trying to get him in trouble at school, and he didn;t understand why he would “snitch.” He acknowledged posting the videos to SnapChat.
The 17 year old was arrested on a felony charge of making threats to kill or cause bodily injury. The arrest report notes that because of the racist statement uttered along with the threat, the charges could be “enhanced” under hate-crime laws.
“Parents – please sit down and discuss this with your children. Fighting is not how you solve disagreements,” Sheriff Rick Staly was quoted as saying in a release. “Many times these kids think that there are no consequences to their actions but times have changed – especially with social media The law states that any person who writes and sends communication containing a threat to kill or do bodily injury to another person is committing a second degree felony! We have a zero tolerance policy for threats in Flagler County.”
Just another genius using Social Media to incriminate oneself. Loss of words as to the idea of not being caught posting this. Oh well
I’m thankful that the law takes these incidents seriously. Social media has provided at least one positive; it allows careless and reckless juveniles a means to incriminate themselves.
Back when stamps were used, we didn’t have this problem.
Unfortunately Sheriff Staly, too many parents have lost control of their kids. Please keep putting the word out there and hopefully it will cause some kids to think twice.
Hannah Tyll says
I’m sorry but Flagler county arrested a 17 year old for “threatening” to fight someone??? That 17 year old is not racist. We all know him. He’s a 17 year old kid who wanted to fight someone for trying to get him in trouble. Get over it. They’re being very over dramatic and disgusting for even relating this “crime” to the recent shootings.
Because situations like this escalate to someone getting shot or killed.. it’s happened many times before in pc too people who don’t deserve it. I ain’t agreeing with anyone snitching but there definitely not being “over dramatic and disgusting” for it. Don’t be stupid and post it for everyone to see either.
Yeah until one shows up and does just that shoots a bunch of people and you will be the first to point the finger. What rock have you been under regarding these very incidents Nationwide.It has the potential to escalate into a mass shooting, period. The age doesnt matter.Some just need to learn the hard way.
It racist. The story stated that he called the African American kid another name used by white suprematists. That’s racist in a nut shell. If ALL parents spoke with there kids about behavior and treating each other with respect, this world would certainly be a better place. Alas, NOT ALL people care about being responsible parents raising responsible children and teenagers. God bless America. I will pray for you and ALL of the other irresponsible people in this country.
Concerned Citizen says
Sooooo he didn’t say racist things in his Snapchat video about the boy ? They just made that whole part up ? Lol because that makes him a racist wether he was mad or not , its disgusting and I hope he gets his ass beat just for thinking he’s billy bad ass cause I got news for him lol the world is MUCH bigger then matanzas and in one more year if he try’s that shit out in the real world as an adult , I can guarantee he’ll get what he deserves , and the fact your defending him after i imagine you saw this horrible video being that you seem to be a friend of his , your most likely racist yourself which is also disgusting, you guys should really reevaluate your lives , btw this is coming from a white person and I think this kid is actual trash and a bully and needs his ass whooped by his dad but more then likely that’s where he got that behavior from 🤷🏼♀️ Also if it was my kid that was getting threatened I would have called the cops too because the way alot of teenagers are these days having the balls to just go shoot and kill people over nothing is disgusting and insane so yea I don’t think it was over dramatic for the parent to be a little worried about this dumb ass kid actually killing her son . Have a good day Hannah and focus on your school work !
What was the snitch about again ? Didn’t elaborate on what the activity was that turned up as a topic of discussion in this traffic stop ? It’s escalated to this point, let’s not be vague about these little angels ?
“Monday night the 16-year-old student was in the passenger seat of a vehicle involved in a traffic stop. During the stop, the student told Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies of a potential issue at a particular house in Palm Coast. He named a couple of names and described the activity.”
So because a young man or lady speak to the police, they are a snitch. What about see something, say something. You imply with your comment, that if YOU saw ANYTHING, YOU would do NOT let anyone know if their was a threat against them. WOW, and we wonder why America is threatened and falling behind. Parents NEED to let the kids know! IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!
I wonder if the poster who stated “get over it” would be able to “get over it” if a loved one of his or her fell victim to the conduct they think we should all just “get over.” or if they would then be screaming that the authorities should have done more on his or her behalf.
Maybe they should sign a waiver giving police permission to not respond to any emergency calls emanating from THEIR house or cell phone. And if they don’t like that, they should just “get over it.”
Willy Boy says
So, the F-bomb is an acceptable quotation, but not the “vilest epithet traditionally favored by white supremacists.” Times have changed! Progress run amuck.
Cecil B Demille says
“… vilest epithet traditionally favored by white supremacists, rappers, and favored by misogynists of all stripes.” There. Fixed it for you.
I think you are completely misunderstanding and confusing the word rappers use vs the word hateful people use, they are two completely different words with different meanings
Cecil B Demille says
Nope I’m not, just because it may have 2 different meanings it’s an abhorrent word and shouldn’t be used in any context.
“get over it” – this sounds to me like a comment from a 20 something overindulged kid who has no idea how these behaviors lead to time behind bars. I guess experience teaches most people.
Would like to knw what the kid snitched about before I can make a full decision on what is going on. You definitely should not snitch on people, that is a known fact.
But it also depends on what it was , something’s can be understood but mostly you should mind your business.
He informed the police. If it was unfounded, the investigation would have ended. The 17 year old continued the acts that the 16 year old was speaking of. Was dumb enough to put it online and continue his acts. Do you really believe this is his first time?
His parents might want to inform that we have “stand your ground.”
If the traffic stop was something of value, don’t you think that would have been mention in the article?
Lastly, they way “snitch” is being used in some comments is laughable. Are you all felons? Maybe we should call the guy who ran his mouth on Snapchat a pussy. That we name everyone correctly.
The world’s going to hell ima snapchat basket.