At approximately 7:00am this morning, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a concerning social media post that was shared by a student who attends Punta Gorda Middle School. The Punta Gorda Police Department was notified and they increased their presence at the school.
The student was intercepted at their bus stop and is now in the custody of Detectives for evaluation. No direct threats were made to the school or any students. Parents will notice an increased law enforcement presence at Punta Gorda Middle School throughout the day to ensure students are not alarmed by any rumors related to the social media post.