Principal: 'No credible threat' found after 'inappropriate post' by Fruit Cove Middle student

By: Action News Jax

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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - The principal of Fruit Cove Middle School said "no credible threat" was found after an "inappropriate post" was found on social media on Thursday night.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office began investigating a social media post allegedly made by a Fruit Cove Middle School student telling other students not to come to school Friday.

A parent tells Action News Jax the post, which shows a photo of a gun and ammo and contains the text "don't come to school tm," was made on Instagram.

The Sheriff's Office said it found the student who made the post and they spoke with the family of the student.

Fruit Cove Middle School Principal Kelly Jacobson said in a statement to parents that "we are applying the proper consequences" for the post.

Additional law enforcement was on campus Friday as a precautionary measure.

Here is the full statement from Jacobson:

"Good evening, This is Kelly Jacobson, Principal of Fruit Cove Middle School.  

"This evening we have been working with law enforcement to investigate a potential threat by a student posted on social media.  No credible threat was discovered and we are applying the proper consequences for this inappropriate post. In addition, as a precautionary measure, tomorrow we will have additional law enforcement on campus and in the area. 

"Please know that your children’s safety and security are paramount and we took immediate action to engage law enforcement upon receiving information about this post. 

"I encourage you to talk to your children about using social media responsibly and for positive interactions with friends. Thank you."

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