Police investigate school threat rumors at Riviera Beach Maritim - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Police investigate school threat rumors at Riviera Beach Maritime Academy

  • Fox 29 Daily HeadlinesMore>>

  • Venomous caterpillar sends teen to emergency room

    Venomous caterpillar sends teen to emergency room

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:09:22 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:43 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:43:56 GMT

    Logan Pergola learned a valuable lesson. Beware of caterpillars especially the furry ones.

    More >>

    Logan Pergola learned a valuable lesson. Beware of caterpillars especially the furry ones.

    More >>
  • Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

    Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:11:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:12:09 GMT
    (Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department via AP). This undated mugshot released by the Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department shows rapper XXXTentacion. Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been fatal...(Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department via AP). This undated mugshot released by the Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department shows rapper XXXTentacion. Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been fatal...
    Investigators in Florida say they don't have a motive and have made no arrests in the death of troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion.More >>
    Investigators in Florida say they don't have a motive and have made no arrests in the death of troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion.More >>
  • 'It breaks my heart': Laura Bush calls family separation at border 'cruel,' 'immoral'

    'It breaks my heart': Laura Bush calls family separation at border 'cruel,' 'immoral'

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:43 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:43:51 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:43 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:43:51 GMT
    Former first lady Laura Bush speaks Friday, June 23, 2017, during "Stand-To," a summit held by the George W. Bush Institute focused on veteran transition, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Former first lady Laura Bush speaks Friday, June 23, 2017, during "Stand-To," a summit held by the George W. Bush Institute focused on veteran transition, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    The former first lady called on “good people at all levels of government” to stop the practice.

    More >>

    The former first lady called on “good people at all levels of government” to stop the practice.

    More >>

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - UPDATE: A spokesperson with the Riviera Beach Police Department says detectives found "no evidence of criminal activity" linked to the student in question.

The school is handling the situation. The principal says the student is suspended as school officials continue their investigation into the case.
 

EARLIER:

The Riviera Beach Police Department is investigating a rumor that spread at a Palm Beach County charter school.

According to Debbie Canney, whose daughter attends the Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, the rumor involved a student threatening to kill four other students if they showed up for class today.

"A threat, a rumor-- is a big deal. Shootings happen at colleges and schools all the time," Debbie says.

The school's principal confirms there was an incident Monday, involving "rumors that a student was making inappropriate comments."

The principal would not confirm what the rumors entailed, but says police were called in to investigate and claims that everyone was safe on campus today.

The student was suspended, according to the principal.

But Debbie says the school never notified parents that anything was wrong.

She says her daughter didn't even know there was a problem. Debbie says she learned about it from a parent of another student.

Debbie says she rushed to the school after hearing the news and went to the principal for answers.

"She said 'We know the police were there. They were talking to the person involved in it.' And that's all the information they would give me," Debbie says.

As of Monday afternoon, parents say they still have not heard any news from the school about what happened.

"Even if it was a rumor, we still should've been notified. Because this is what happened. It was panic for everyone involved in it," Debbie says.
 

Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.