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Arrest Made In Connection With Gateway Charter School Threats

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Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno speaks at a press conference held Dec. 2, 2020.

An arrest has been made in connection with a threat made last month to commit a mass shooting at a Fort Myers high school.

On Wednesday Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno held a press conference to announce Gateway Charter School eighth grader Jacob Murphy has been charged with two counts of written threats to commit a mass shooting and one count of disruption of a school function.

"Our detectives executed a search warrant in his home and because of the digital footprint that is left on our computer, our technology was able to build that case that led to the arrest today," Marceno said.

Marceno said about 100 law enforcement units were deployed to Gateway Charter School Nov. 13 after being notified of the two mass shooting threats.