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Teen Threatened LGBTQ People, Minorities in White Lives Matter Rant

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"Wanna hear what is oppressed? My shot gun ammo because I am wasting it on minorities like you."

Police in Florida Thursday arrested an eighth-grader who posted death threats against LGBTQ students and minorities -- alongside the message "White lives matter too."

Miami-Dade Police arrested the 13-year-old after he posted on a group chat that minorities complain too much and he had the training to kill them, the Miami Heraldreports. The message makes clear the teen knows his words have power because he's a "straight white male."

"I don't care if you are oppressed because we all have our problems," one message read, according to police reports. "Wanna hear what is oppressed? My shot gun ammo because I am wasting it on minorities like you."

Adam Calvo, a student at the Leewood K-8 Center in Kendall, Fla., faces a felony count of written threats to kill, according to Miami TV station WSVN.

One message specifically made clear he would target LGBTQ people.

"I am on my way to murder you," he wrote.

"I hate not only you and your 'LGBT community' but I also hate your 'blacklivesmatter' because, guess what, white lives matter too."

Police say a student on the chat reported the message to school administration

Calvo told police that he didn't pen the words, but he did cut and paste them from elsewhere into the group chat, the Herald reports.

Calvo's grandfather told WSVN the family is an immigrant family. He also said the family does not like guns.

The location of the group chat and the origin of the threatening words was not available.

"Miami-Dade County Public Schools goes to great lengths to promote a culture of respect, restraint, and tolerance among our students," said Jackie Calzadilla, a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

"Students who choose negative words or actions over the values we promote will learn a tough lesson. Written and verbal threats of any kind will be handled swiftly and may result in severe consequences."

The school district deemed the threat to be noncredible, according to a robocall to parents recorded by Principal Bart Christie.

"Legal and administrative consequences will be at the forefront of these matters, no matter how small or large they may seem," Christie said.

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