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Bartow school shuts down temporarily after Facebook threat

4:48 PM, Dec 6, 2013   |    comments
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Bartow, Florida -- School officials locked down the campus of Bartow Elementary Academy after finding threats made on Facebook.

On Dec. 6, The Bartow Police Department responded to Bartow Elementary Academy on South Wilson Avenue, in reference to a possible school threat. 

The threat was made via Facebook and the Facebook post indicated that there may be some threat of violence to the school or its persons. 

As a precaution, school officials elected to lock down the campus. 

At this time, detectives have been able to determine there was no direct threat of violence. However, as a result of the investigation the subject responsible has been taken into custody under the State of Florida's Baker Act.

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