Port St. Lucie police are investigating a student after they allegedly put together a list of students and teachers he wanted to kill.
According to police Sergeant Frank Sabol, the student attends Somerset College Preparatory Academy.
He is undergoing a mental health evaluation.
The principal of the school, Erika Rains, released the following statement:
I want to address the concerns of parents who may have seen a news story about a threatening note found on campus. There is nothing more important to Somerset College Prep than the safety of our students.
All threats are taken seriously and investigated in cooperation with local authorities. Our on-campus Port St. Lucie Police Officer was immediately made aware of the situation, and the school immediately implemented all safety protocols and additional security measures to support and protect the health, safety and welfare of everyone on campus.
The Port St. Lucie Police Department conducted an investigation, identified the author of the note and that student was removed from campus. Because this is an on-going police investigation which involves a minor, there is little information I can share at this time. However, I can say that no weapons were found on campus and our students were never in any danger.
I will continue to put our students needs first and will continue to work cooperatively with the Port St Lucie Police Department, our School District and our Somerset family to ensure the safety and security of every individual on our campus.