Keith Cook, a math teacher at Keith Cook, a math teacher, has been put under temporary risk protection order after gloating about how he could potentially murder over 1,000 people if he perpetrated a school shooting.
Cook, who is a veteran, described hypothetical acts of violence to students during a lockdown drill, including how if he were a school shooter, he’d first plant IEDs around the school, start shooting, drive panicked people into the areas where he had rigged up the explosives, and then detonate them.
Cook’s comments did not sit well with students who described his threat as horrific.
“That honestly blows my mind,” said Kaleb Better, a former student of Cook’s. “My heart is racing right now. I would’ve never expected Mr. Cook to say something like that.”
Local authorities petitioned the court for a temporary risk protection order under the Baker Act, the Florida state law that allows close monitoring of people deemed a threat to themselves or others.
Cook has also been placed on temporary administrative leave while an investigation is being conducted.