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LEHIGH ACRES | Elementary school student arrested, charged with making death threats

Posted at 9:16 AM, Oct 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-12 19:32:39-04

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla — A Lehigh Elementary School student is charged with threatening to kill other students at his school.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says it arrested a 10-year-old boy.

This arrest marks the second student arrested for a violent threat in Lehigh in just 24 hours. A student was arrested overnight for making violent threats towards Lehigh Acres Middle School.

Lehigh Elementary School Principal, Jackson Morgan, sent an email to parents Thursday morning. He wrote:

'Good morning, Lehigh Elementary Cubs.

In the spirit of open communication, I want to let you know that a student has been arrested for threatening other students at our school. Thanks to a report to a teacher, we were able to immediately notify the Lee County Sheriff's Office to investigate. On top of the legal consequences, the student involved will be disciplined per the School District's code of conduct.

I want to assure you that our school is safe and this morning, teaching and learning will continue as normal.

Thank you for your trust and understanding,

Jackson Morgan
Lehigh Elementary School'

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