Gun threat leads to Dixie County juvenile arrest

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Law enforcement officers arrested a Dixie County juvenile who allegedly posted a picture of a gun and a “Don’t come to school Monday” message on his social media account.

Kaden Heitfield
Courtesy of Dixie County Sheriff's Office Kaden Heitfield

According to a Dixie County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) social media release post on Sunday, officers arrested Kaden Heitfield on terroristic threats.

In the comment thread, one person posted Heitfield’s social media picture that said, “Don’t come to school Monday” followed by a picture of a handgun with a message that said, “Oh heck no.”

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The comment thread indicated that the student attended Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City.

On Saturday evening, the DCSO posted a social media message saying that it was aware of a threat made by a student.

“Sherriff Darby Butler wants to remind everyone, ‘the law is clear,’ if you make a social media post that people reasonably interpret as a threat to commit a mass shooting or to kill or harm another person, you should be expected to be arrested,” the post stated.

Heitfield was arrested and transported to Dixie County Jail.

Kaden Heitfield social media gun violence post
Kaden Heitfield’s social media gun violence post.

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