A Dade County Middle School student reportedly had made threats on Tuesday, March 28th, regarding bringing a firearm to the school this Friday. Dade County Sheriff’s Office and Dade County Schools have made statements in response.
From Dade County Sheriff’s Office:
“On March 28th, a Dade County SRO was notified by the Dade County Middle School Principal that a student stated he was going to bring a gun to school on Friday. Subsequently, other students heard this statement and began repeating it and telling students not to come to school on Friday.
Sheriff Cross, along with his deputies, immediately went to the school to investigate.
After deputies and school administration spoke with several different students who were involved, as well as other witnesses, it was determined that there was no threat to any students or staff, and the statements made were not credible.
Due to this incident involving juveniles, no other information will be released.
Sheriff Cross wants everyone to know that he and his deputies treat every incident like this very seriously, and the safety of the children and staff at Dade Schools is paramount to the Sheriff’s Office and the Dade County School System.”
From Dade County Schools:
“On Tuesday, March 28th, administrators at Dade Middle School notified the School Resource Officer (SRO) that a student stated: “he was going to bring a gun to school on Friday.” After that statement was made, other students began to discuss the concern and communicated to students not to come to school this Friday.
The Dade County Sheriff’s Office and the Dade Middle School administrative team investigated the situation immediately. After speaking with several different students involved, as well as other witnesses, it was determined that there was no immediate threat to any student or staff, and the statements made were not credible.
The Dade Middle School administrative team takes these statements very seriously and will follow appropriate discipline protocols to ensure this situation is handled.
Dade County Schools appreciates the Dade County Sheriff’s office, Sheriff Cross, and his team for their quick response. The safety of our students and staff is a top priority.”
The Sheriff’s Office has said that there will be an increased police presence at the schools.