Mariner Middle School warns of ongoing social media threats

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Mariner Middle School in Cape Coral warned parents of threats of violence being made on social media but police were drawn to the campus for another reason.

In the case of Mariner Middle, one student made a verbal threat to another student.

The Cape Coral Police Department found out about it followed basic protocol, ultimately deeming it a noncredible threat.

The email parents received on Wednesday night warned them of rumors circulating on social media that something could occur on Friday.

“Good evening Triton families,” Principal Rachel Gould wrote in the email. “We are aware of the social media rumors threatening school violence on Friday. These rumors are circulating throughout the district and nation. It is not just Mariner Middle or Lee County. We are working with law enforcement and a district-wide communication will be released [Thursday]. Our number one priority is the safety of all Mariner students and we take all threats seriously.”

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