JUPITER, Fla. — Police are investigating a threat against Independence Middle School in Jupiter on Thursday morning, officials say.
According to the School District of Palm Beach County, the threat was reportedly made by a student.
Other students heard about the threat and notified authorities through the free Fortify Florida app, Principal Eric Lundman said in a message to parents.
The student who allegedly made the threat has been questioned and will be disciplined.
No other details about the threat have been released.
As a result, there will be heightened police presence at the school, which is located at 4001 Greenway Dr.
Principal Lundman released this message to parents:
"School Police underscores that all threats are taken seriously and encourages parents to speak to their children about the serious consequences of making a threat. Students should report threats they hear to a trusted adult, or anonymously through the Fortify Florida app."