Punta Gorda middle school locked down after threats made by a student


Punta Gorda Middle School was locked down for a short period of time on Wednesday, after a student made threats to other students the previous day, claiming that something was “going to happen.”

According to Punta Gorda Police Department, a student made threats on Tuesday that something was going to happen on Wednesday at the school.

That student was spotted on campus in the morning, but when officials were trying to locate him, he was nowhere to be found.

The school was put on lock down until the student was located inside one of the bathrooms. He was found with no weapons of any kind in the bathroom, and none were found on the school grounds.

An investigation is still ongoing, but officials say there are no safety concerns.

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