UPDATE: Threat against Windermere High deemed non-credible

Principal Andrew Leftakis said the threat was made on social media.

  • By Michael Eng
  • | 9:31 p.m. February 26, 2024
  • | Updated 11:35 a.m. February 27, 2024
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Following an investigation, police deemed the threat against Windermere High School as non-credible.

“Overnight law enforcement identified the individuals involved with making a threat against our school and deemed the threat not credible,” Principal Andrew Leftakis said in a voice mail to parents sent Tuesday morning, Feb. 27. “Discipline will be handled according to the Code of Student Conduct and can include suspension, expulsion or even arrest.

“Parents please remind your student that making a threat — even as a joke or prank — will not be tolerated and can result in life-changing consequences.”

Windermere High School administrators and police are investigating a threat made against the school.

According to Principal Andrew Leftakis, the administration received a report of a social-media discussion containing a possible threat against the school.

“School administration and law-enforcement are currently investigating,” he said in a voice mail message sent on Feb. 26 to Windermere High parents. “I want to assure you that we take these matters very seriously, and please know the safety of our students and staff is always my top priority. 

“If it’s determined that the threat is substantiated. rest assured, the appropriate discipline will be handed out according to the Code of Student Conduct and can include suspension expulsion or even arrest,” Leftakis said. “As a reminder, if you see or hear anything that may be suspicious, do not hesitate to contact the school or report it on the Fortify Florida app.”



Michael Eng

As a child, Editor and Publisher Michael Eng collected front pages of the Kansas City Star during Operation Desert Storm, so it was a foregone conclusion that he would pursue a career in journalism. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and three children, or playing drums around town. He’s also a sucker for dad jokes.

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