SANFORD, Fla. – A 12-year-old student was identified and located Tuesday in connection with a threat at a Seminole County middle school, officials said.
Seminole County Public Schools said a student made a threat to Millennium Middle School and authorities investigated the credibility of the claim. Details about the threat have not been released.
Officials later said authorities were able to “identify and apprehend the subject and are currently dealing with the situation.” The student was not arrested and the district will handle disciplining the child, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
“There is no threat to the Millennium campus,” school officials said in an updated message sent to parents.
There was an extra presence of law enforcement officials on campus due to the threat, which was deemed non-credible.
“Please know we take any and all threats seriously and investigate them to the fullest,” a school official said in the first message to parents.
Officials said earlier there’s a zero tolerance policy for threats made against schools.
“There are severe consequences for anyone making such threats,” the message said. “If your child has any information to share, they may do so anonymously by calling our SpeakOut Hotline at 800.423.TIPS, using the P3 Campus App, or using the FortifyFL App.”
[LISTEN TO AND READ MESSAGES TO PARENTS BELOW]
We have received information about a student made threat to campus. At this time, law enforcement is presently investigating the credibility and source out of an abundance of caution. Please know we take any and all threats seriously and investigate them to the fullest. There will be an extra law enforcement presence added to the school today to ensure student and staff safety until this matter is resolved. More information will be shared once we have further details.
As always, we wish to remind our students and families that the district has zero tolerance for threats made against a school. There are severe consequences for anyone making such threats.
Dear Millennium Middle School Families,
We have an update to the threat made to campus this morning. Law Enforcement has been working tirelessly to investigate the situation to the fullest. They were able to identify and apprehend the subject and are currently dealing with the situation.
There is NO threat to the Millennium campus. With that being said, please continue to stay vigilant – and remember or motto..."See Something, Say Something, Do Something!"
By working together, we can keep and maintain a safe learning environment for everyone.