Second bomb threat reported at Central Middle School – CCPS addresses students performing pranks

Published 2:31 pm Monday, February 11, 2019

In the second bomb threat reported in the county Monday, and the second bomb threat reported at Central Middle School (CMS) in a week, Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) officials have reported a second bomb threat at CMS, prompting students to be moved to Randolph-Henry High School.

Students will remain at the high school until dismissal, according to school officials in a voice message 2:14 p.m. Monday.

Like the written threat reported at CMS last Monday, school officials believe this is another student prank.

Additional law enforcement are reported to have a stronger presence at CMS in the coming weeks until the “current student behavioral trend settles.”

The message continues by addressing students. Any student found engaging in making threats will face “swift and severe consequences,” which could include legal charges being filed and consideration given for a 365-day expulsion from school.

At the conclusion of the message, school officials thank the “99 percent” of the CCPS student body who attend the county’s schools and practice good behavior.