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12-year-old arrested for school threat at Cape Coral middle school

Posted at 7:15 AM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 14:28:33-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Another Lee County middle school student is now in trouble with the law, after police say he threatened to carry out a mass shooting.

Investigators say a 12-year-old 7th grader at Gulf Middle School in Cape Coral wrote a note threatening a shooting on Monday, February 11.

Another student handed the note to a teacher, reading “the school gonna get shot see yau soon 2/11/19” [sic]

The student who wrote the note was identified and arrested for Written Threat to Conduct Mass Shooting, and was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

RELATED: Lee Schools announce new campaign to stop fake school threats

Cape Coral Police will hold a press conference Tuesday at the department to address the recent string of shooting threats.

In recent weeks, there have been at least twelve school threats in Lee County, and six have resulted in arrests.

RELATED: School threats are prompting some parents to keep their kids at home

2/1 -- North Fort Myers High (Arrest made)
2/4 -- Mariner High, Cape Coral (Arrest made)
2/4 -- Mariner Middle, Cape Coral (Arrest made)
2/4 -- Oak Hammock Middle, Fort Myers (Arrest made)
2/4 -- Bonita Springs High
2/6 -- Gateway Charter Elementary, Fort Myers
2/6 -- Riverdale High, Fort Myers
2/7 -- The Alva School
2/8 -- Cape Coral High
2/8 -- Varsity Lakes Middle, Lehigh Acres (Arrest made)
2/11 -- Gulf Middle School, Cape Coral (Arrest Made)
2/11 -- Riverdale High, Fort Myers