North Port Police to step up patrol after threats to Imagine Schools


NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA)– North Port Police will step up patrol at a charter school Monday morning after a threat from two students.

In a Facebook post, the school’s principal, Cher Gardner, confirms these threats were made verbally by two students on Friday to do some sort of harm at the school’s upper campus.

Those two students have been identified and will not be allowed in class on Monday.

The school still asked for the police presence Monday morning to assure students, families and staff that the campus is safe.

Principal Gardner wrote in a letter, posted on North Post PD Facebook page:

“I thank the North Port Police Department for their diligence in attending to this matter over the weekend with the school and their commitment our school’s safety. I also commend the students who made the right decision to find an adult with this information so we could respond quickly to this matter.”

Principal Gardner say any parent that decides to not have their children attend class Monday will have an excused absence.

North Port Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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