Florida Gulf Coast University student Wesley Huffman charged with intimidation

Wesley Ricardo Huffman, 25, of Felda, Hendry County, Florida, United States is an off-campus student of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida. On April 11, 2023, he posted multiple threats on Twitter.

Upon receiving information about the threats, the Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department investigated Huffman. The Joint Terrorism Task Force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and sheriff’s offices in Florida’s Lee, Collier and Hendry counties assisted the university’s police department with the investigation.


Huffman was immediately arrested. He was charged with intimidation – written/electronic threat mass shooting/ terrorism act.

After the arrest, Florida Gulf Coast University banned Huffman from campus or any classes. He was suspended pending additional student conduct.

According to Huffman, the goal of the threats was to get people to listen to him. He claimed that he never intended to carry the threats out. 


Established in May 3, 1991, Florida Gulf Coast University is the second youngest member of the State University System of Florida. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Basketball players Chase Fieler, 30, Brandon Goodwin, 27, and Eli Abaev, 24, attended Florida Gulf Coast University. Professional golfer Derek Lamely, 42, also attended the university.

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