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Student arrested for Mariner, Cape Coral High threats; claims it was a prank

Posted at 9:56 PM, Apr 10, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-10 23:43:38-04

UPDATE 11:45 pm.:

Cape Coral Police arrested a student for allegedly making school shooting threats against Mariner High School and Cape Coral High School.

According to detectives, the student told them it was a prank.

The child was arrested at 9:24 p.m. and was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

It's unclear how old the student is or what school they go to.


Cape Coral Police are investigating a threat made towards Mariner High School and Cape Coral High School.

Fox 4 received the screenshot of the threats from a parent, who said her daughter saw it on Snapchat. The screenshot says "shooting up mariner high and cape high tmr mark my words."

Another screenshot said "im murdering people in cape coral florida tonight."

Fox 4 called Cape Coral Police to report the threat received and dispatchers told us they have received several reports about the screenshots. They have notified schools resources officers and detectives.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office tells Fox 4 they are assisting with the investigation.

The principal of Mariner High School sent an e-mail to parents late Wednesday night, addressing the threats.

"This email/phone call is to inform you we are aware about a social media post threatening our school," Principal Dr. Thomas Michel said in the statement.

Letter from principal

We have reached out to Cape Coral Police and the Lee County School District for more information.