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Active shooter threat at the David Lawrence Center ruled a false alarm

Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 06:20:21-04


An active shooter alert triggered a massive deputy response to the David Lawrence Center.

Collier County Sheriff's Office received several 911 calls of an active shooter on campus at around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said multiple employees called 911 saying they got a phone alert of an active shooter on campus.

Deputies immediately responded to the scene.

The threat turned out to be a false alarm. However, the sheriff's office said they take these situations very seriously.

Deputies searched the entire campus twice to make sure everything was safe and secure.

The sheriff's office is continuing to investigate the incident and working to find out how the alert system was triggered.

Sheriff Rambosk said active shooter training from both employees and first responders helped significantly in the swift response.

"What occurred today is exactly what were asking of all our community to let us know as quickly as possible because the quicker we respond, the quicker we can intervene". said Sheriff Rambosk.

Deputies found no suspect and no victims.

We will continue to update you as we receive more information on the incident.


Deputies have conducted a preliminary search of the David Lawrence Center campus and are conducting a secondary search. No suspects or victims have been located.

We are currently monitoring an emergency situation at the David Lawrence Center in Naples.

Witnesses say there is a heavy police presence.

We will continue to update you once we receive more information.