Three Oaks middle schooler accused of making school threat
A Three Oaks middle schooler has been charged with a felony after he allegedly sent a threatening email.
The 12-year-old, who was arrested, faces a charge of send written threat to conduct mass shooting, a release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office issued this morning states.
According to the release, a teacher at the school found a threatening email allegedly sent by one of her students on Friday. The student reportedly wrote that he would bring a gun to school and harm other students.
The teacher immediately alerted administration, and detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division responded and assumed the investigation.
Sheriff Carmine Marceno said all such threats are taken seriously.
“Anyone who makes a threat of violence to our schools will be arrested,” he said in a prepared statement. “The safety of our students is my number one priority. Here in Lee County, fake threats have real consequences.”