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Teen arrested for sending threats to Oak Hammock Middle School

Lee County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-28 08:36:41-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A fourteen-year-old was arrested by the Lee County Sheriff's Office for sending threats of conducting a shooting at Oak Hammock Middle School.

The FBI National Threat Operations Center received a tip of the Middle School being in danger; the school’s Threat Enforcement Team and Youth Service detectives began investigating the case.

Detectives discovered that a video game account was sending threats that there would be a shooting at the school.

According to the report, the school’s Threat Enforcement Team and Real-Time Intelligence Center saw that the messages were coming from the location of a home in Fort Myers.

On March 23, the 14-year-old boy has been arrested under the charges of sending a written threat to conduct a mass shooting.

“Making a threat to a school in Lee County is a mistake, we will find you and bring you to jail. The safety of our students will always be my top priority.”

Sheriff Carmine Marceno.