Extra police presence at Imagine School in North Port following potential threats

Posted at 9:53 AM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 09:55:05-04

There will be extra police presence at Imagine School in North Port on Monday following potential threats made by two students. 

North Port police are investigating the threats and have identified the students involved. 

The school's principal sent out the following letter on Sunday: 

"After students left for their homes this past Friday afternoon, I was presented with information involving two students that posed a potential safety concern for the Upper Campus. I immediately contacted the North Port police department and have since been working closely with them to investigate the matter. These two students have been identified and will not be permitted to return to school tomorrow, as the Police are still continuing their investigation. In addition, I have requested a police presence on Monday to assure our students, families and staff that we are a safe campus. 

I thank the North Port police department for their diligence in attending to this matter over the weekend with the school and their commitment to 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.

Cher Gardner, M.Ed.