School Shooting Threat

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Threat Management Division

Amisadai Esparza-Martinez (Suspect – Arrested)
DOB: 12/03/2009
Charge: Written Threats to Kill or Conduct a Mass Shooting

PINELLAS COUNTY – On February 20, 2024, detectives assigned to the Threat Management Division arrested a Pinellas County Schools student for Written Threats to Kill or Conduct a Mass Shooting.

Detectives say 14-year-old Amisadai Esparza-Martinez sent a message to another student via Snapchat stating, “I'm shooting school up tomorrow.” Esparza-Martinez attends Safety Harbor Middle School.

Detectives made contact with Esparza-Martinez, who admitted to sending the message but stated it was a joke. Esparza-Martinez 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 Wednesday, February 21, 2024 9:43:00 AM Categories: General News

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