Two students at Lexington Middle School arrested for making school threats

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Lee County Sheriff's Office
Lee County Sheriff’s Office (Credit: WINK News)

Two students from Lexington Middle School in Lee County were arrested on Friday.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office told WINK News the students were arrested for making violent threats against their school.

The School District of Lee County sent WINK News a copy of the message parents of students that attend that school received:

Good afternoon Lynx Family,

In the spirit of open communication, I want to let you know two students were arrested today for allegedly making a threat of violence against our school.

We do not tolerate this type of behavior at Lexington Middle School so on top of the legal consequences the student involved will be disciplined per the student Code of Conduct.

Thank you for trusting us with your student. 

Kristin Bueno 

Principal, Lexington Middle School

LCSO says the threat was left near a stairwell. When a student saw it, they stepped up and said something.

Sheriff Carmine Marceno spoke to WINK News about the students: “That student is a hero think about it when you’re a kid, you would be afraid to come forward but this student sees that threat see it, say it make the call comes forward, gives our resource officer the information… it’s all hands on deck,” Sheriff Marceno said.

Both sides of the threat depict hate symbols. Sheriff Marceno said these kids are facing charges of written threats to commit acts of terrorism.

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