Nicholas Godfrey, 18, was arrested on November 1, 2019 after he allegedly used Instagram to try to hire a hit man to kill a staff member at Fivay High School in Pasco County, Florida.

Nicholas faces a first-degree attempt to solicit murder charge after Pasco County detectives obtained messages they said the Fivay High School student wrote on Instagram seeking a professional killer.

"I need a guy who could kill someone," Godfrey allegedly wrote in one of the messages, offering $100,000 "for the guy's head."

"No joke, I need him eliminated as soon as possible," another message read.

Nicholas allegedly confessed to sending the messages as a joke when questioned by authorities.