Florida student hires 'hitman" to kill school staff member, deputies say

FLORIDA -- A Florida 18-year-old is accused of using social media to hire a hitman in attempts to kill a staff member at his high school.

Deputies say they obtained the Instagram messages sent from an account that belongs to 18-year-old Nicholas Godfrey.

Investigators say Godfrey admitted to sending the messages from his cell phone.

Some of the messages said things such as, "I need a guy who could kill someone," and "We have a $100,000 for the victim's head."

Authorities did not say who the staff member was or why Godfrey wanted to kill him.
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