Flagler County, FL – A teenager was taken into custody last week after allegedly throwing a 7-inch knife at two individuals who declined to give him a ride to a Florida GameStop store.
On Monday, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year-old James Colasanti on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and armed trespassing on school grounds.
According to the victims, Colasanti became furious upon their refusal to provide him with transportation to a Flagler County GameStop store.
In a fit of anger, Colasanti retrieved a pair of pocket knives from his room and threatened the two individuals, brandishing a knife in each hand.
Although one victim managed to disarm him, Colasanti retreated to the kitchen, where he allegedly threw a 7-inch kitchen knife at the victims before fleeing the scene.
A witness followed Colasanti and observed him scaling a fence onto the grounds of Flagler Palm Coast High School near the running track.
Colasanti sought refuge in a storage container, where he was eventually located and arrested by deputies.
Two pocket knives were discovered in his possession.
As a precautionary measure, the school briefly implemented a lockdown due to ongoing summer school activities.
However, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that no students were directly endangered by the incident.
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly expressed his disappointment, telling FOX 35 News, “It doesn’t get any more pathetic than this. He ruined his future over video games. Luckily, no one was hurt, and our deputies swiftly apprehended him before he could cause harm to others. This is another reminder of why having a School Resource Deputy on campus, even during summer school, is crucial. If you struggle to control your anger, seek assistance, or you’ll find yourself at the Green Roof Inn.”
The “Green Roof Inn” is Sheriff Staly’s nickname for the county jail.
Colasanti was transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility, where he was held on a $5,000 bond.