'Fake Threat, Real Consequences' in Lee County Schools

Feb 18, 2019


Since last year's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, schools in Lee County have received more than 200 violent threats. In response, the School District of Lee County, and its partners in law enforcement, is cracking down on threats. The “Fake Threat, Real Consequences” initiative means that students who threaten violence against a school or their classmates can and will be arrested.

We’re joined in the studio by the school district's director of safety, Rick Parfitt, the principal at Fort Myers High School, Dr. Robert Butz, and Commander Michael Miller, he's the leader of youth services at the Lee County Sheriff's Office.