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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

02/16/2018

RUMORS OF SCHOOL THREATS IN LAKE COUNTY

In light of the unspeakable tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida on Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office will continue to have an increased presence at schools throughout the coming week in an effort to relieve anxieties and give parents, students, and school faculty some much needed peace of mind.

We are aware of rumors circulating on social media that indicate there could be threats to schools in Lake County. Please know that these are rumors; there have been no actual threats specific to any Lake County Schools thus far.

We would also like to remind parents to speak to their children and caution them regarding their conversations, especially the comments they post on social media. These are serious situations and children need to understand that the comments they make can carry very serious consequences. The Sheriff's Office maintains a zero tolerance for any remarks that could be considered threatening or disruptive and swift action will be taken when such comments are made.

Parents or students can utilize the Speak-Out hotline to report anything that is of concern; the number is 1-800-423-TIPS. They can also call the Sheriff's Office at 352-343-2101.

Released by John Herrell

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