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Threat against Independence Middle School in Jupiter, principal says

Posted: 9:54 AM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 17:25:18-05
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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."