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Disgraced Democrat operative's teen son arrested; allegedly threatened to 'shoot up' his former middle school

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Failed Florida congressional candidate Rebekah Jones' teen son was charged with a second degree felony Wednesday after allegedly issuing threats online, the New York Post reported.

"I want to shoot up the school. If I get a gun I'm gonna shoot up hnms lol," Jones' 13-year-old son allegedly wrote on social media in posts or messages to friends, according to Pensacola News Journal.

HNMS is Holley Navarre Middle School, which the boy used to attend. He was home schooled at the time he made the alleged threats.

"Okay so it’s been like 3-4 weeks since I got on my new antidepressants and they aren’t working but they’re suppose to by now so I have no hope in getting better so why not kill the losers at school," he reportedly also wrote.

His plan was to launch the attack before spring break, but he reportedly postponed it until March 31.

Friends of the boy alerted authorities, and Jones turned her son in to the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office where a judge determined there was probable cause in the case.

In a Wednesday tweet, Jones appeared to blame Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), saying her son was taken "on government orders" and and that the state is ruled "by a fascist who wishes to be king."

The Miami Herald changed a grievously misleading headline after severe backlash on social media. Andres Malave pointed out the change in a twitter post Thursday afternoon. Malave is the Director of Communications for Florida's GOP House of Representatives.

The initial headline said, "13-year-old son of Rebekah Jones, whistleblower who clashed with DeSantis, arrested over memes."

The headline was later changed to say "Son of Rebekah Jones, Florida whistleblower, arrested in probe of threatening Internet posts."

Rebekah Jones is a former employee of the state of Florida who made headlines during the pandemic when she claimed she was fired for refusing to lie about COVID statistics. A state inspector general concluded her claims were baseless, as TheBlaze reported

Jones posted multiple videos of her son's arrest. One shows the boy apparently being handcuffed by a female police officer in a parking lot. Another video, taken indoors, shows her handcuffed son being walked toward a set of doors by a person who appears to be the same officer.

Saturday evening, Jones posted an article on Substack saying her son was "both terrorized and ignored by authorities who are supposed to protect him" for three years.

In the article, she also accused Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), a political rival who beat her in a race for the seat, of "mocking [her] 12-year-old autistic child." She also accused an unnamed person in Gaetz's office of allegedly "stalking" the boy.
Jones' son is slated for arraignment May 3. Until then, he is reportedly on home detention with a monitor, and is prohibited from possessing firearms, using the internet, and contacting anyone from the school.

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