Sheriff: Tampa Man Threatens School He Attended... 13+ Years Ago


TAMPA -- A Brandon man is accused of threatening to shoot up a private school... that he attended more than a decade ago.

Hillsborough deputies say 31-year-old Zachary Brines went on a Facebook page for onetime students of Seffner Christian Academy... and responded to someone else's post by saying he would show up at the school armed and shoot teachers and administrators.

The exact words, according to investigators, “Go to school packing heat and just open fire on all my enemies. Mostly the school teachers and front office administration.”

The post was deleted... but somebody got a screenshot and showed deputies.

Brines was charged with threatening a mass shooting AND Baker Acted. Deputies found no firearms at his home.

Photo: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office