A video showing a school officer threatening to shoot a student who tried to leave school property in Florida is going viral after the student’s mother uploaded it to Facebook. 

Nedra Miller uploaded the video of the interaction, which she obtained from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, between the officer, a school discipline assistant and her 17-year-old son. It has been viewed 38,000 times and shared 716 times. 

Her son, William, is heard telling the officer and school assistant that he has permission to leave, and they tell him he is truant. 


“You’re going to get shot if you come another f---ing foot close to me. You run into me, you’ll get f---ing shot,” the officer is heard saying less than 30 seconds into the video. 

“This is my campus, brother,” he adds.  

Nedra Miller told the Tampa Bay Times that she let River Ridge High School officials know weeks in advance that her son had an orthodontist appointment, giving him permission to leave the grounds. 

William Miller eventually parked his car and went inside, but was suspended from Dec. 17 until Jan. 9 and then later expelled and sent to the Harry Schwettman Education Center, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 

Nedra Miller told the Times her son is not allowed to attend prom, sporting events or watch any of his friends graduate. She filed for a hearing to appear to the district's decision and wants the school’s discipline assistant, Cindy Bond, held accountable, according to the newspaper. 

“I just feel like if they were all acting like children and my son received that level of discipline, they should, too," she told the Times. “They should both be removed from their jobs.”

Linda Cobbe, a spokeswoman for the district, told the Tampa Bay Times that Bond met with the principal to discuss what was done properly and what could have been done better. Cobbe said the district is not investigating the incident. 

Amanda Hunter, a sheriff’s office spokesperson, told the Times that an internal investigation has been launched into the actions of the officer, but he is still actively working at the school since there is no criminal complaint. She said the officer’s name is being withheld “per the Law Enforcement Officer’s bill of rights.” 

Armed officials in schools are becoming more common across the country in response to a rise in school shootings. In the wake of the shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisOvernight Health Care: More states order residents to stay at home | Trump looks to sell public on coronavirus response | Judges block Ohio, Texas abortion bans | Dems eye infrastructure in next relief bill 12 things to know today about coronavirus Holdout governors face pressure to issue stay-at-home orders MORE (R) signed a bill into law last year that allows classroom teachers to carry guns in schools.