Three Arrested For Threats At Pensacola Area Schools

February 21, 2018

The Pensacola Police Department arrested three people Tuesday for  separate incidents threats involving threats against schools in the city.

The first incident involved a threat via social media against Washington High School, Workman Middle School and Pensacola State College causing each school to go on lockdown. The suspect was identified and was not on campus. He was located and will be charged with false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner and disruption of a school function.

The second incident involved a social media threat against Pensacola High School causing another lockdown. The suspect was identified and was not a student at the school and was not on campus. He was located and will be charged with h false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner and disruption of a school function.

The third incident involved a student at Washington High School after he indicated to  another student he was in possession of a firearm. The school went into lockdown again. The student was identified and it was learned he never had a weapon at school. He was charged with disruption of a school function.

“We want to emphasize that at no time were the students or staff in any danger. The Pensacola Police Department will aggressively pursue anyone who threatens the safety of students or disrupts their school day with false threats”, said Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter.

The names of those arrested were not yet available as of Tuesday night.


4 Responses to “Three Arrested For Threats At Pensacola Area Schools”

  1. Teacher on February 21st, 2018 5:14 pm

    I am a teacher at Holm Elementary, and we were also in lockdown with Workman and Washington due to these threats.

  2. Mary on February 21st, 2018 10:30 am

    THANK YOU Citizen! If we can’t protect our children…all is lost. No excuses.

  3. Wrenchman on February 21st, 2018 9:14 am

    Start charging these folks as a domestic terrorist. This crap would stop…….ns

  4. Citizen on February 21st, 2018 9:03 am

    Sheriff Morgan and Superintendent Thomas, you’ve done a good job reacting to school threats, but where are the additional resource officers on the campuses and at the gates of Escambia County schools to deter school threats??

    If public safety, and the safety of our children, our teachers, and our schools is a priority like every legislator, politician, and elected official across the state says it is, then why are you continuing to be reactive rather than proactive?

    Enough lip service. Enough excuses about funding. Make it happen. Find a way. Your constituents demand it. If you can’t get it done, then start cleaning out your desks and packing your bags because come election time we will find those that CAN!

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