School Shooting Threat

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Allen Nail (Suspect - Arrested)                             
DOB: 3/26/12
Charge: Written Threats to Kill or Conduct a Mass Shooting

PINELLAS COUNTY – On January 29, 2024, deputies arrested a Pinellas County Schools student for Written Threats to Kill or Conduct a Mass Shooting.

Deputies state that 11-year-old Allen Nail sent text messages to another student regarding conducting a school shooting that would take place at Pinellas Park Middle School. Additionally, Nail sent a photo of what appeared to be an AR-15 to the student.

During the investigation, Nail initially denied sending any text messages, but later admitted that it was a joke. According to deputies, a BB gun was located that resembled an AR-15.

Nail was arrested and charged with one count of Written Threats to Kill or Conduct a Mass Shooting.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to keeping our schools, our children, and our community safe. Anyone with information on any threats is asked to notify the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (727) 582-6200 or via

Posted by Amanda Sinni Tuesday, January 30, 2024 8:48:00 AM Categories: General News

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