Central Lee School Lockdown: 15 Year Old Detained and Charged

Central Lee schools went into a soft lockdown on Thursday morning as a precautionary measure after a potential threat was made to the school. At approximately 10:30 a.m. the Lee County Sheriff’s Department received information from an online suicide hotline that indicated there was going to be a shooting at Central Lee.

The onsite School Resource Officer coordinated with school staff and responding officers to place the schools on an immediate lock down. School staff and deputies searched and secured the school while students remained secured.

As a result of the investigation and interview, a 15-year-old juvenile was detained and charged with Threats of Terrorism, a Class D Felony. The juvenile was transported to the Southeast Juvenile Detention Facility and held.

As always, safety and security remain their top priority. The Central Lee Community School District urges you to have a conversation with your children about the serious consequences of making threats or engaging in similar behavior.

Through cooperation with the school staff and authorities, the lockdown was lifted shortly after 11 am.