Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in trying to track down the person or persons responsible for a school shooting threat made at Estero High School earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15th, a student at Estero High reported to her School Resource Officer that she’d seen a threat written on a handicapped bathroom stall in the building.  The handwritten message stated “Shoot 2.1.19.”  Investigators immediately began looking into the threat and trying to track down the student or students who were responsible for writing it.  Several students were interviewed by detectives, however the person(s) responsible for making the threat is still unknown.

“The message has remained consistent that unsubstantiated school threats are not a joke and that every threat is taken very seriously.  Consequences will accompany these actions,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “We are confident there are students at Estero High School, and in our community, who know exactly who wrote that threat.  We encourage them to do the right thing and report what they know anonymously.”

Anyone who has information on the person who wrote that threat on the bathroom stall at Estero High School is asked to contact 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 or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.