Florida man arrested for texts threatening mass shooting at school, officials say

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) —A Daytona Beach man has been charged with making threats to commit a mass shooting after the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to text messages in which he detailed plans to shoot “as many people as he could” in a large crowd, according to officials with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Tristan Scott Wix, 25, of Botefuhr Avenue in Daytona Beach, was arrested Friday after sending several text messages, officials said, that allegedly included:

“A school is a weak target… (I’d) be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away… I’d wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever.”

“I wanna open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away before I die and I need a spotter (laughing cry face emoji).”

“What you wanna do after the fact, is your own business, if you want to plan to escape we can work on that. But I don’t intend on walking away alive, unless I see it fit.”

“But a good 100 kills would be nice. I already have a location (laughing cry face emoji) is that bad?”

“Ah well even if you told someone, me saying I wanna do it and think about it is not the same as actually doing it lol. Was kinda hoping someone would come into my life worth not doing it for, for the sake of all those people (laughing cry face emoji). I’m not crazy I just wanna die and I wanna have fun doing it, but I’m the most patient person in the world.”

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