The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is holding a press conference on Wednesday to announce an expansion of its School Threat Enforcement Team.
Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno announced that the threat team has grown to include one captain, two sergeants, four detectives, and two analysts focusing on school safety.
The sheriff also said a licensed social worker and three mental health professionals to the threat enforcement team.
Marceno says the School Threat Enforcement Team, or STET, monitors social media to find and evaluate threats. He said this school year, STET has conducted 229 threat assessments, investigated 31 threats of violence, and conducted 767 follow-up investigations that have led to 40 arrests.
You can watch the press conference in the player below or by clicking here.