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Gateway Charter High School students will be released early on Tuesday afternoon as Lee County Deputies continue their investigation into a text threat, according to NBC2 News. 

The school will go to a fully-mobile learning model starting on Wednesday. This comes after a threat on Friday caused a lockdown at the school for hours.

Two people were taken into custody in connection to the text threat.

Statement from Gateway Charter:

“As Lee County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation of unsubstantiated non-specific threats to our school, we have decided in an abundance of caution to allow parents to pick up students early today and will go to a fully-mobile model tomorrow as the investigation continues. Although there is no apparent danger to students, this ongoing investigation and additional police presence at school is causing students an unnecessary distraction. We will continue to monitor the situation and will coordinate with law enforcement.”

 

Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat