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Deputies investigate rumored social media threat to Deerlake Middle School

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 14:31:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A rumor regarding an alleged social media threat to a Tallahassee middle school caused safety concerns for the school's parents and community.  

According to a letter sent to parents by Deerlake Middle School Principal Stephen Mills, school officials became aware of a rumor regarding an alleged social media threat to the school Thursday afternoon.

With the assistance of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the allegations were quickly investigated and found to be unsubstantiated.

Through our continued investigation, the email stated a direct message between two children was reviewed. An identified non-Deerlake student's messages were also reviewed by police and the State Attorney's Office.

No charges were filed in the incident. 

Still, Mills wrote LCSO has conducted an assessment and a home wellness check.  

The email asked parents to continue to communicating with your children the importance of “See something, Say something," and not being afraid of alerting an adult about threatening or inappropriate communications.

Mills stated at Deerlake Middle School, safety is their first priority and they will do everything to keep their students safe.