A Florida man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of trying “to kill” children in private high schools, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.
The complaint also details how a private school student allegedly told a teacher that he would “get his gun” and shoot “every one of them.”
The complaint does not identify the school.
“The alleged shooter told the victim that he had a gun in his trunk and would shoot every one of the students in the school, regardless of race or religion,” the complaint said.
The school district said in a statement Sunday that it was cooperating with the investigation.
“We are aware of the allegations made against Mr. Carter, who we believe to be a member of our student body,” the statement said.
“As part of the investigation, we have obtained the court order that he has obtained and are waiting to receive it.”
Carter, 24, was charged with murder and assault in connection with the alleged shooting of a student in a private high school in Miami.
Miami- Dade County police said they are still searching for the suspect’s girlfriend.
“This was not a random act, and we have to make sure that we find out who did this,” Miami-Herald newspaper investigative reporter Chris Davis told The Associated Press.
Carter was arrested by Miami- Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies at his home.
“I’m not an idiot,” he told a reporter as he was led into the courthouse.
“You can’t blame the parents, you can’t fault the teachers, you don’t blame them.
You can’t make them go and say, ‘We were in fear.’
You have to go out and do it yourself.”
He was ordered held on $1 million bond.
Police said they received a tip from a student who said Carter was in the area of a private elementary school and was “trying to hide the gun.”
They said the suspect had a large amount of ammunition in the car and that he also had a backpack.
Carter had attended a private preschool at the high school.
The Miami Herald reported that he was a student at Coral Ridge High School, which is located about 10 miles north of Miami.
He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.
He had a white shirt with black text on the back that said “DIDN’T GET MY GUN” and a black backpack with a black purse on top.
He left the school about 4 p.m.
Sunday and was seen at a friend’s house later that evening.
Carter has been in jail since March.
A Facebook page, “Tough Daddy Carter,” has garnered more than 300,000 likes.
A news conference was scheduled for 2 p..m., and Carter’s girlfriend posted on Facebook that he did not have a gun.
“Toug Daddy Carter will be a fighter.
We can get him out of jail, thank God,” she wrote.
“Thank God I had the courage to talk to him and tell him to stop doing this to people and not to let it be his last day.”
In April, Carter was charged in connection to an attack on an elementary school in Broward County, Fla., that left three people wounded.
Two of those students died at the scene.
Authorities said Carter shot and killed two students who were inside the school at the time.
Authorities also said Carter attacked another elementary school student and an adult with a rifle in March, which led to the arrest of two people, including Carter.