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Teen arrested for violent threats made to Gateway Charter High School

Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 17:53:11-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 14-year-old has been arrested for making violent threats toward Gateway Carter High School.

On Nov. 12, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the first of a series of threats of violence targeting the high school.

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More than 100 units were assigned to the investigation, and all assets were deployed to ensure the safety of the students and staff.

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Using state-of-the-art technology, deputies determined the threats were made by a 14-year-old, eighth-grade student at Gateway Charter School.

After conducting a search warrant on the teen's home and phone, he was arrested and faces two counts of Written Threats to Conduct a Mass Shooting and one count of Disruption of School Function.