In the wake of several threats made at Lee County schools within the last few weeks, Crime Stoppers is asking students to help detectives by sharing any information they may have heard or witnessed – all while remaining anonymous.
The most recent threats occurred earlier this week at Lehigh Acres Middle School and Bonita Springs Middle School. On Monday night, December 10th, an unknown person messaged an online group stating “School Shooting LAMS”. Earlier in the day, school administrators found writing on the boys restroom wall at Bonita Springs Middle School which said “School Shooter Dec 12 or 13.” Detectives determined there to be no credible threat to students at either school, however investigations into both of these incidents, as well as previous school threats, are active.
“Students are very likely to have information on classmates who are responsible for making these threats at area schools, and Crime Stoppers really needs to hear from them,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “School threats are a very serious matter and withholding important information on them only enables and empowers the students who are responsible for these incidents. We hope that parents will talk to their teenagers about this topic and encourage them to do the right thing and say something if they know something.”
Anyone with information on any threat made at a local school is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.