Osceola County Sheriff's Maj. Jacob Ruiz said Wednesday that the arrests came after other students told deputies they'd been told they were on a "safe" list.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the students also had a list of students they planned to stab.
Ruiz says the students admitted to creating the lists, but said it was a joke.
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice launched an "It's No Joke" awareness campaign Tuesday as more and more students get charged with school threat offenses.
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