South Fort Myers High School News – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says a national ‘swatting’ event led to a call about a gun at South Fort Myers High School

South Fort Myers High School News – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says a national ‘swatting’ event led to a call about a gun at South Fort Myers High School. After receiving a call about a gun on campus, deputies responded to South Fort Myers High School.

South Fort Myers High School News

The call was part of a national “swatting event” that targeted schools across the country, LCSO said. A school security check and lockdown were conducted at all Lee County schools, according to authorities. South Fort Myers High School was reported to have a gun on Friday afternoon, according to the Lee County school district.

A spokesperson for Lee County Schools, Rob Spicker, said the incident was a false alarm at Plantation Road school. A precautionary check was performed on the school by authorities, Spicker said. Lockdowns were imposed on other schools as a precaution, but they have now been lifted.

South Fort Myers High School Bomb Threat
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A total of 67 schools in the Lee County School District have been checked out, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. In an abundance of caution, several schools were locked down and searched. Special attention has been drawn to South Fort Myers High School. Updates forthcoming. We anticipate the SFMHS lockdown will be lifted shortly.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a possible threat to @LeeSchools,” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet. “All resources have been allocated to checking our schools. Simultaneously, we received info that the reported threat may be part of a nationwide swatting event.”

There was no threat found in Lee County, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Their emergency number is inundated with calls from worried parents.

“Numerous swatting incidents” in which reports of active shooters at schools are made have been noted by the FBI.

The FBI said that, even without specific and credible information, it would continue to work with its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to collect, share, and act upon threats as they arise.

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