VIDEO: Mom Insists Son Is 'Just A Little Kid' During Arrest For Shooting Threat

A Volusia County mother argued with deputies who arrested her son for posting school shooting threats in a video game.

Daytona Beach, FL – A Seabreeze High School student was arrested after he posted a school shooting threat online on a video game despite his mother protesting that he was “just a little kid” (video below).

When deputies arrived at the home of the 15-year-old boy, he told them that he was joking when he posted the threat on Discord, a chat program, using the name “Dalton Barnhart,” the Associated Press reported.

The comment was reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who in turn referred it to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 15, according to the explanation beneath the bodycam video posted on the department’s official Facebook page.

Volusia County sheriff’s deputies arrested the 15 year old the very next morning, the Associated Press reported.

Bodycam video of the arrest began as a plainclothes deputy read the threat to the boy and his mother from his cell phone.

"I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum,” the boy wrote.

When another deputy began to handcuff her son, the video showed the mother complained that she didn’t understand why he was being arrested.

“He’s under arrest currently for making a threat to cause a mass shooting…” the plainclothes deputy explained

“But he’s just a little kid playing a video game,” she argued. “These kids say stuff like that all the time. It’s a joke to them. It’s a game. And it’s so wrong. I hate that game.”

The video showed the deputy explained that FBI and local law enforcement spend a lot of time investigating online threats.

“How do we know he’s not going to be like the kid from Parkland, or he’s not going to be like the kid that shot up Sandy Hook? We don’t know that,” he told the mother.

The deputies attempted to explain which laws had been broken by the boy’s post, the video showed.

“There is a Florida state statute that you cannot make a written threat to cause a mass shooting,” the deputy told the woman.

He explained that her son was being taken to the juvenile facility and would probably be held there for a few days.

When the deputy told her the boy would be charged with either a second- or third-degree felony, she became hysterical, the video showed.

“He’s just a little boy,” the mother protested. “He didn’t do anything wrong. Yes, he’s 15, but he’s still a little boy. He’s not one of those crazy people out there doing stuff.”

“Yeah, well he did what he did,” the deputy said.

“He shouldn’t be treated as though he’s a terrorist or something because he made a silly statement on a stupid video game,” the mother argued.

The deputy asked if the woman kept a gun in her home, the video showed.

“I have a gun, yes,” she admitted.

“Ok, he has hands and feet and he can grab your gun and go do something,” the deputy told her.

“He would never do anything like that anyway,” she insisted.

“We don’t know that…” the deputy started to say.

“But I know! I know!” she yelled, cutting him off to defend her child.

The video showed the deputy explained that most parents say that.

He told the mother that this is the world we live in where people think it’s funny to threaten to kill kids at school.

“He’s not people! He’s a child,” the mother insisted in the video.

“I’m telling you right now this is not my son. My son and I are like this… he’s a little boy still,” she cried.

She told the deputies that she didn’t even like the video games.

The video showed the deputy told her that the boy didn’t need video games to live, and that he was going to be facing charges for what he had posted.

“He made the charge, he’s going to face the consequences," the deputy said.

Watch the mother protest her son’s innocence in the video below:

Comments (36)
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JBo
JBo

Disengaged parents who believe their little snowflakes couldn't do something like that after all those other kids did. Their kids aren't like that...said only the parents.

shooter
shooter

Tough sh*t...

If your son is old enough to post threats like that, he's old enough to accept the consequences.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

🤣 Saw this on the news & busted a gut then. This is even better! Stoopid offspring of Flakes for parents, who live in their own, little world of DENIAL & daisies. 🌼 She needs to see a shrink as much as he does. Obvious ‘Mommy/Son’ issues in bloom. Could pose to be a very dangerous problem in the future, as well.
Many killers had ‘mommy issues’. Daddy too, but more towards ‘mom’.
Nip ‘em in the bud.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Welcome to the real world “son”. Even if the boy did have bad intentions, she’s still going to deny, that it’s not her son who did it. And who the hell wears orange socks? I’ll tell you who, a mamas boy!!!!! A mamas boy who could very well turn into a killer.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Oh look, a white kid being separated from his parents due to the commission of a crime. Huh. It's almost as if the law is applied equally to people in the US regardless of skin color. Somebody tell AOC so she can fake cry at the juvenile detention centre's parking lot...

bill fuse
bill fuse

Mommie may I Pleeeze, stay in the basement all day and play mind binding killer games that will warp my senses....pleeeeze Mommie and you don’t have to provide any parental skills.

iamgideon
iamgideon

Glad the comments being made are Correctly stating how this idiot and his idiot mother are delusional. At least he was smart enough to Not resist arrest, Not run and Not point a weapon (or anything) at the officers. That's why he is taken in alive 😁

sonnyboy1
sonnyboy1

But, but, but video games don't have anything to do with these shootings. Isn't that the mantra of the lefties?

Aardvolf
Aardvolf

A friend did that back in the bad old '70s. A visit from the feds straightened them Right up, they've been good ever since (publicly, anyway).

It'll do the kid good to interact with the Law, and will graphically illustrate that actions have consequences.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Catastrophic Parental Failure. She failed HIM and the community. One MORE example that Violent Video Games DO pose a Threat to our society.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

These violent games desensitizes minds to killing and harming people and animals. Patents know as long as any game would keep there kid entertained they don't care about the results of what it does to there minds as long as there not bothered. These far left snowflake liberals are an example of what these games do. They don't have any real social skills, they thrive on political correctness so that they can demand everyone to conform to them and if you choose not to they throw temper tantrums.

Guitarplayer
Guitarplayer

Lock his mom up too for being stupid, they'll just slap his hands and let him out, that's what's wrong with the prosecutors and judges in this country. His mom is rediculous .

vwiles34
vwiles34

If she hated the game and thought it was that bad. Why was he still playing it? In her words " he's only a little kid ". So why wasn't she being a parent and not taking the game away from him? But at least they won't have to worry about Rev Al, Black Lives Matter and the rest of the Circus coming to town. Parents need to start being parents and getting involved in what their kids are doing. And the game makers are literally turning kids into killers. The closest thing to real families for a lot of these kids are gangs. So until we get the babydaddy/babymamma crap stopped and go back to having two parent familys where these boys have a father in there life and not a different boyfriend every few months and mothers to busy on their cell phone than watching them. Were going to keep seeing kids making stupid comments and even more carrying them out.

flybynight
flybynight

But, but, but LCD said video games don't cause any of these kinds of problems so that settles it for me. /S

jamesor1
jamesor1

She's his problem............j

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Lady you're an idiot!! If you don't like the video game, why were you letting him play it?? And 15 is not a child. If he wrote those threats, he needs to pay the penalty!! Stand up and be a damn parent, not his friend!!

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Another clear cut case of stupid people shouldn't breed.

Cops kid
Cops kid

My only concern is that... They did remove the firearms, didn't they ?

Justgail
Justgail

A few years ago I was living in an quiet way that no one I didn’t want to could find me. Coming home to a voice on my answering machine threatening to do vile things to me ending in my death sent me into a panic that once again I would have to go into hiding. With help the caller was traced to an eleven year old who thought he was leaving messages for his friend. Yes, I called the young man and calmly talked to him about the danger he had put his self and family in by leaving what he thought was funny messages. I do believe it threw a good fear into the boy and his family assured me he would be dealt with over the behavior. Who knows perhaps between the family and me and the sheriff if needed this child didn’t go on to commit crimes because they were just a joke.

61mouse
61mouse

So says every mother after the fact !!!!

Sheesa_Hawg
Sheesa_Hawg

There is none so blind as those who cannot see. She is blind to this kids true nature. It's the quiet ones you need to watch out for.