Lee County Sheriff’s Office released this photo of Daniel Marquez – who is only 10 years old – after the teenager was charged with threatening to shoot a street school.
Florida police released a photo of a 10-year-old boy who had been arrested in public and on foot for allegedly threatening to shoot bullets at his elementary school.
Lee County Attorney Lee Carmine Marceno, who declares herself Florida’s ‘law and order’ lawmaker, defended the public’s public disclosure by saying ‘a child who smokes a bullet is the same result.’
Daniel Issac Marquez, 10, was arrested on Saturday and charged with making written threats to carry out mass shootings after sending a message about Patriot Primary School in Cape Coral.
The alleged text of the boy read: ‘I cheated on my friend’ and included a photo on Google for money, according to a report of his arrest.
‘I bought this,’ he added a few seconds later, including a picture of four assault rifles.
Then Marquez said: ‘Get ready for the water day,’ referring to a recent school-sponsored event where students take part in water activities, such as playing on sprays.
“He described a lot of money and ‘being ready’ to shoot a lot of people,” Marceno said of the text during an interview with W radio Monday, adding: “We are not waiting one second.
‘Every single threat is real. Every threat is real until you prove that you do not, ‘Marceno added.
The sheriff also commented on the boy’s public arrest, saying that ‘false threats’ lead to ‘real consequences.’
‘I campaigned. False threat, real consequences. When I understand the boy is 10 years old. His brain has not grown at all, he is a boy, I must tell you. When a 10-year-old child clicks on a trigger, the result is the same regardless of age, ‘the sheriff explained.
He also warned anyone who tried to shoot at schools: ‘You can’t go to one of my schools in my county and bring bad energy. Because we encounter the power of death by the power of delay, without a second, without hesitation.
‘If you think you’re going to kill a child or a faculty member, think again. We will kill you right away. ‘
The forgery was the second time in a week for the community to be shaken by the threat of school violence. A woman on Thursday said she would go to a high school graduation in the area with a bomb strapped to her chest.
But they both came after 19 children and two teachers were shot dead by an 18-year-old sick boy in Uvalde, Texas. Salvador Ramos slapped his grandmother in the face before making a fuss at Robb Primary School last Tuesday.
Lee County Chief Carmine Marceno defended his public arrest of Daniel Issac Marquez, 10, saying that if the boy had opened fire at his school the results would have been the same.
Daniel Marquez, pictured here being dragged out of Lee County County Sheriff’s office, was described as ‘offending’ the sheriff.
The sheriff said: ‘My team did not hesitate for a second … NOT ONE SECOND, to investigate this threat’
The incident involving Patriot Primary School is being investigated by the School Threat Implementation Team and the Youth Services Criminal Investigation Department.
During Monday’s interview, Marceno also stated that he was holding the parents of the fifth grade student accountable for the threat, as he would do with the parents of any child who threatened to kill.
‘We hold parents accountable,’ the sheriff argued. ‘When your son or daughter is online, do not leave them alone in the room. We’ve seen young people researching in Columbine and how to make great ammunition and buy guns at the wrong market. ‘
‘Nothing has been withheld today. I need parents to be parents, guardians to be caregivers and to make sure they monitor their children. If we need to get help for their child, if they write that they have a mental illness, we need to get the help they need to make sure we protect everyone. ‘
The sheriff’s office confirmed to DailyMail.com that as of Monday, no charges had been filed against Marquez’s parents, as ‘there are no charges against them.’
Authorities also confirmed the 10-year-old had no criminal record. It is not known if he had a history of mental illness.
Police posted a video of Marquez’s arrest on Facebook and publicly denounced the boy for acting ‘like a little criminal’ and saying he was now ‘facing real consequences’.
Sheriff Carmine Marceno sued Marquez for his ‘offensive’ message after his arrest on Saturday. He said: ‘This student’s behavior is shocking, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.
‘Making sure our children are safe is a priority. We will have rules and order in our schools! My team did not hesitate for a second… NOT ONE SECOND, to investigate this threat. ‘
He later added: ‘Real results. Lee County will have rules and regulations. ‘
The shocking incident is being investigated by the School Threat Enforcement Team and the Youth Services Criminal Investigation Department.
The sheriff continued: ‘Now is not the time to act as a minor offender. He is not a comedian. This child made a false threat, and now he is facing real consequences. ‘
Sheriff Carmine Marceno arrested Marquez for his ‘illness’ message after his arrest on Saturday.
An 18-year-old striker, Salvador Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Primary School on May 24 and left many schools in the country.
This photo of the deputy sheriff Felix Ramos holding his wife Kimberly when they discovered that their daughter, Lexi, 10, was among the victims was widely circulated around the world.
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visit and lay flowers at the memorial in front of Robb Primary School.
Two days after the attack on Robb Primary School, Sheriff Marceno made a clear statement in a statement to reporters: ‘You don’t have to shoot our children. You bring the killing power in this country, we will kill you. ‘
The Sheriff thanked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for providing the state’s law ‘tools’ to keep children safe and to maintain law and order.
Amd on May 27, Sheriff Marceno appeared in an eight-minute video in which he criticized government support for Ukraine.
The sheriff said the money should be used to ‘improve the complexity’ of our schools.
In the presence of six deputies, all armed with assault rifles and gloves, Marceno said residents of Lee County should make sure their children were safe in local schools.
Marceno was named Lee County sheriff first in 2018 by then-Governor Rick Scott following the resignation of former Sheriff Mike Scott.
Lee Marceno County Sheriff in a joint photo with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on May 23
In 2020, Marceno, a Republican, won a landslide victory in the election against his rival Democrat Robert Neeld.
The Florida Law Enforcement Department said in 2020 that Lee County’s crime rate dropped by 18.4 percent during its previous tenure between 2018 and 2020.
That is despite the county’s growing population. Cape Coral has become one of the most popular destinations for people leaving the cities amid the Covid-19 epidemic.
This is the second time in a week for the Cape Coral community to face the threat of school violence.
On May 26, a woman named Tracy Carter threatened to attend a local high school graduation with a fake bomb attached to her chest.
According to the Cape Coral Police Department, Carter was outraged that his son could not graduate or attend the prom due to disciplinary matters.
Carter said that ‘he would feel bad for children he was afraid of but he needed to be heard. He said that he did not intend to hurt anyone. ‘
Cape Coral woman Stacy Carter is accused of intimidating students who attended high school graduation with a fake bomb just two days after an event in Uvalde, Texas.
The woman added that she wanted to imitate Denzel Washington’s film ‘John Q,’ about a father holding a hospital emergency room for life-saving surgery for his child.
A subsequent search of Carter’s house did not find any bomb equipment.
The arrest of 10-year-old Daniel Marquez came shortly after the Legal Department announced a critical review of law enforcement response to earlier 911 calls about a shooting in Uvalde.
DOJ spokesman Anthony Coley said in a press release: ‘The purpose of the review is to provide an independent account of law enforcement action and responses on the day.’
The assessment comes after it was revealed that Ramos’ invasion of Uvalde lasted 77 minutes before being intercepted by a border patrol agent.
The parents of Robb Primary School students showed up at the school after hearing reports of a shooting while the killings continued inside.