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Lee County program fights against hoax threats in schools

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- “We will investigate every threat” echoed the campaign motto, ‘fake threat, real consequence’, which was launched in January 2019.

The plan was put in place by the Lee County School District and local law enforcement to deter students from making hoax threats. This could result in a student being arrested for a felony or a misdemeanor. School discipline includes suspension or expulsion.

Student Resource Officers are at every Lee County School. With schools who educate more than 1,700 students, there are two SROs, according to Sheriff Carmine Marceno.

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