CCSO: Collier student accused of threatening teacher, another student in protective custody
Watch a Facebook Live recording from Feb. 22, 2018 of Collier County Public Schools Superintendent Kamela Patton calling a meeting to address school safety concerns in the wake of numerous threats to Collier schools.
A Barron Collier High School student was arrested Thursday after authorities said she sent a threatening e-mail to a teacher.
In a separate incident, a Gulf Coast High School student was taken into protective custody after making "disturbing statements" causing others to be concerned for his well-being, the Collier County Sheriff's Office said.
The Barron Collier student faces a felony charge of written threats to kill or do bodily harm, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. The Naples Daily News is not naming the student because she is a minor.
She used another student's e-mail account Sunday to send an e-mail to a teacher that said, "Shooting you and the school Tuesday," the release states.
Using internet analytics, Collier County Public Schools officials helped detectives determine that the e-mail was sent using the arrested student's cell phone, according to the release.
"The investigation established that the other student had provided his log-in information to her earlier in the school year," the release states.
In the Gulf Coast incident, deputies took a student into protective custody Wednesday after he made disturbing statements, the Sheriff's Office said in another news release Thursday.
When deputies searched the student's home they found "nothing dangerous," the release states.
The Gulf Coast student was detained and taken into custody under the provisions of Florida's Baker Act, "based on behavioral criteria that indicates that the person could pose a danger to themselves," according to the release.
"The student will receive mental health treatment and has been removed from school pending the outcome of the investigation," the release states.
The detainment of the Gulf Coast student is unrelated to an investigation involving a social media post that referenced the school and raised concerns among students and parents Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office said.
That investigation is ongoing, the release states.