October 11, 2017
Navarre, FL – Brandon Lee Hawkins, a fifteen year old from Navarre, was arrested today and charged with two counts of Intimidation / Write Send Threats to Kill or Injure, a 2nd Degree Felony and one count of Disturbing Peace / Interfere with School / Admin Function, a 2nd Degree Misdemeanor, following an October 4th incident at Navarre High School.
On October 4, 2017, Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received information related to a specific threat to students at Navarre High School over social media. Immediately, investigators began piecing this puzzle together.
During the course of the investigation, It was determined the student who wrote these threats did so under another students name when they created a fictitious account to disseminate the threats. That student was confronted with the evidence which was collected during the course of the investigation and is facing felony charges.
After receiving the threats yesterday evening, investigators worked diligently overnight to determine who wrote the threats. Early this morning, investigators questioned the suspect, Brandon Lee Hawkins.
Threats over social media are taken very seriously. Unfortunately for those who decide to commit these crimes, they leave an obvious digital trail for investigators to follow. Along with criminal charges, other consequences can include suspension and alternate schooling.