Cape Coral police are currently investigating an online threat made against Oasis Charter Elementary School. We have the latest on the threat, the school’s lockdown, and what police have discovered so far.
An Online Threat Locks Down a School
Police in Cape Coral, Florida are looking into a threat made against Oasis Charter Elementary School during a video game chat. No specifics about the threat have been revealed to the public as of yet, other than that it came from out-of-state.
Parents were alerted to the potential threat via the school’s text messaging system.
Legitimacy of the Threat
Cape Coral police stated, “At this time there is no specific, credible threat and the scheduled school day will proceed as normal.”
“I WAS SCARED FOR MY LIFE”: A 6th grader at Oasis Charter Elem. School describes his frightening experience when students heard there was an online threat potentially against the school in Cape Coral. Tonight at 6, find out how parents & students are reacting on @Fox4Now pic.twitter.com/lHZQgADgf0
— Jillian Hartmann (@JHartmann_TV) April 30, 2018
That being said, given the recent school shootings in Florida and Maryland, police and school officials were leaving little to chance. Police presence was increased around the school. Parents were also seen by reporters taking their children home.
As of this writing, the investigation is still ongoing.