CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A charter school campus in Southwest Cape Coral has been placed on a lockdown while police investigate a reported threat toward the school.
According to a text message sent to parents, the Oasis charter school campus is seeing increased police presence.
The school was notified by Cape Coral Police on Monday morning about an unverified out-of-state threat against "Oasis Charter Elementary School" made in an in-video-game chat session. Detectives are still working to determine the origin, specificity, and credibility of the threat.
The school is operating as normal but under a Code Yellow while police monitor the situation.
Fox 4 noticed several parents taking their children home from the campus Monday morning.
Police released this statement: "The Cape Coral Police Department takes all threats against schools seriously. We are working diligently to investigate, while at the same time maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment at our schools. Out of an overabundance of caution, parents and students will see an increased uniformed police presence on the Oasis campuses throughout the day."
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