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Cape Coral school deemed safe after threat made by student

Posted at 9:48 AM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 10:38:55-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A middle school in Cape Coral is open and secure Friday after a threat made by a student was deemed 'non-credible' on Thursday.

A message sent out by Caloosa Middle School principal Ann Cole informed parents that it was safe to send their children to school on Friday.

They say the threat from a student came in and their campus resource officer was immediately notified.

An investigation determined that the threat had no credibility.  The student has been removed from school and disciplinary action was taken.

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Sources tell Fox 4 that despite the all clear given by school staff, some parents are opting to keep their children home Friday.  Those parents were being told that the absence will be non-excused, but later said it would be excused.

The full message from Principal Cole is below:

Good evening, this is Principal Ann Cole at Caloosa Middle School.

In light of recent events and in order to foster open communication, I wanted to make you aware of a non-credible threat made by a student against Caloosa Middle School.

When we heard about it we immediately notified our campus resource officer and began our own investigation. While it was quickly determined the threat had no credibility, disciplinary action was taken and the student has been removed from school.

As is the case in situations like this, especially due to the tragedy on the east coast of Florida, the rumors concerning this threat are swirling, but in no way true. We wanted to make you aware of the situation and let you know that it is safe to send your child to school.

As you heard from the Superintendent today, student and staff safety is always a top priority. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.