Posted: August 19, 2022
Last night the Punta Gorda Police Department received several calls from parents regarding a Facebook post that stated that a student had threatened to “shoot up” Charlotte High School today. This potential threat was immediately investigated by the Punta Gorda Police Department with the assistance of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. After a thorough investigation it was determined that the threat was unfounded and that no specific threat had been made against Charlotte High School or any specific individual.
“We take any threat against our schools incredibly seriously. We will always investigate potential threats thoroughly and will take any action necessary to protect our students and school staff. We want to again remind students, school personnel, and parents to always report potential threats or suspicious activity to law enforcement,” said Chief Pam Davis.
Suspicious activity or threats can be reported directly to law enforcement or through the FortifyFL tip line.