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Deputies took two students into protective custody in separate incidents this week after they made comments "that caused others to be concerned" for their well-being, the Collier County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Tuesday.

"A Palmetto Ridge High School student was taken into protective custody on Tuesday morning after making disturbing statements on the school bus," the release states.

When deputies responded to the student's home they found "nothing dangerous," states the release.

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On Monday, a Sheriff's Office youth relations bureau deputy was following up on an anonymous tip about a North Naples Middle School student "who made alarming statements in school," the release states. 

When deputies and school officials interviewed the student at school, he denied making any threatening comments.

"Deputies searched the student’s lockers at school and his room at home and did not find anything they considered to be dangerous," the release states.

Both incidents are still active investigations, the Sheriff's Office said.

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The students were detained and taken into custody under the provisions of Florida's Baker Act, "based on behavioral criteria that indicate that the person could pose a danger to themselves," according to the release.

Florida law prohibits the release of the names and other identifying information of anyone detained under the Baker Act. 

"The students will receive mental health treatment and have been removed from school pending the outcome of the separate investigations," the release states.

 

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A Collier County Public School student who wrote a hit list, shooting plan and suicide note has been removed from his school and is under law enforcement supervision, according to a joint statement released by the school district and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Karl Schneider/Naples Daily News

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