Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Warning of Potential School Threat: UPDATE – Student Arrested

Lee Herald Favicon 16On Thursday, April 6, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office issued notice that a threat had been made against The Academy School located at on Cochran Boulevard in Port Charlotte.

While not believed to be credible, the warning was heeded and parents/caregivers were advised of the warning scribed on the wall of a boy’s restroom.

As a natural result, many students were kept home the following day.

A second threat was found on a wall in the same restroom on Monday.  The CCSO believed the message to be written by the same hand as the first.

School resource officers investigated the writings and an arrest was made.  A 15-year-old student from Port Charlotte was taken into custody and charged with False Report: Planting a Bomb/WMD on State Owned Property.

Original article:

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a threat of violence has been made against The Academy School located at on Cochran Boulevard in Port Charlotte.

The indication was that the threat was to take place on Friday, April 7.

The sheriff’s office clearly stated that despite evidence of validity, it is their practice to take all threats seriously.  “There is no established credibility or validity to this threat,” reported CCSO.

The sheriff’s office will have sufficient personnel on hand to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

Should you have any information regarding this threat, you are asked to contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101.

The Lee Herald will provide updates upon receipt.

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