The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office investigated a bomb threat involving Fruitville Elementary School in Sarasota. The threat, allegedly made yesterday by a woman in Jacksonville to a man in Texas, involved a person who works at the school and their private vehicle, not the school itself.
Last night, deputies met with Sarasota County Schools security personnel and Fruitville Elementary School staff to conduct a thorough search of the property and facility. Nothing suspicious was found. We were also able to confirm that the person who allegedly made the threat was not in Sarasota County and in fact was located at her home in Jacksonville.
While we continue to investigate the threatening message, the heightened law enforcement presence at the school today is out of an abundance of caution for the safety and security of students and faculty.