Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-495

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 12, 2013
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Student Arrested for Sending Threatening Text Messages

    Student is charged with Written Threats.
    • Tuesday
    • December 10, 2013
    • Time: 8:45 PM
    • Hillsborough County


    Kailey L Tencza
    DOB: 11/17/1997
    13527 White Elk Loop
    10th grader at Sickles


    • Written Threats (felony)


    On December 10, 2013, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office was notified by the father of a student who attends Gaither High School stating that his daughter had received a electronic text message and phone calls from a friend, Kailey Tencza warning her not to attend school on December 11 because she was going to cause physical violence towards certain people at Gaither High School.

    This student took the threats serious and informed her father because she felt Kailey is capable of doing this act. In the past, Kailey has told her that she has access to firearms and has shot them at the range.

    Deputies responded to Kailey Tencza's residence and spoke to Kailey and her mother about the allegations. During Kailey's interview, she admitted to sending the text messages with the threats but said she never intended on hurting anyone. Kailey was arrested and transported to Juvenile Assessment Center. There were no firearms found in the Kailey home.

    We will continue to work closely with the Hillsborough County School System as well as Kailey's mother as this investigation continues.

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