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Fake Threat, Real Consequences

Fake Threats, Real Consequences
Fake Threats, Real Consequences

“Fake Threats, Real Consequences” News Conference

Statement by Dr. Greg Adkins

 

Today the School District of Lee County and our partners in law enforcement are launching a campaign to better keep our students and staff safe.

“Fake Threats, Real Consequences” is an initiative to deter hoax threats, and help students realize that if they make a threat of violence, even if they do not mean it, they will face serious consequences.

School Resource Officers investigated 51 threats of violence during the 16-17 school year.  Last year that number jumped to 164.

Each threat requires our law enforcement partners to devote valuable resources and time to investigate. Each one takes away from classroom learning. Each one causes stress and anxiety for our students, their parents and our staff.

Our message today is simple, if you make a threat you face suspension, expulsion, arrest and a felony record.

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Along with the PSA you just watched, we are distributing this poster to all of our schools. We also have a webpage of resources because we want to encourage parents to talk to their children about the consequences of making a threat.

I want to thank Sheriff’s Office and police departments of Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Sanibel for being our partners and for being on campus every day protecting our students. Our relationship with these agencies is invaluable, and we appreciate them.




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