NBC News reports:
A Florida man was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill a faculty member at his high school, authorities said Friday. Nicholas Robert Godfrey, an 18-year-old senior at Fivay High School, about 40 miles north of Tampa, was charged with first-degree attempt to solicit murder, Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies said.
Detectives said they have messages Godfrey wrote on Instagram seeking a professional killer. “I need a guy who could kill someone,” Godfrey allegedly wrote in one of the messages, offering $100,000 “for the guy’s head.”
“It ruined his life by a simple threat on social media,” Pasco County Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning said. “I was elated that we had apprehended him but very saddened, very saddened by what this young man has just done to the rest of his life.”
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, deputies obtained private direct messages from an account registered to 18-year-old Nicholas Robert Godfrey that show how he tried to put a hit on the employee. https://t.co/8LQiHCDFEl
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