Student Arrested for Threatening to Blow Up School Bus

Student Arrested for Threatening to Blow Up School Bus

On September 15, 2022, Cape Coral Police Department officers were dispatched to 1809 SW 36th Terrace (Gulf Middle School) in reference to a school threat that occurred on September 14, 2022.

The School Resource Officer was contacted by a concerned parent after a juvenile, later identified as Bryce Miles Barrett (W/M 11-20-2009, 4340 SW 7th Place), made the statement that he would “blow up the bus” and “shoot up the school.” These threats occurred on the school bus in the presence of several other juveniles who all individually confirmed the statements of Mr. Barrett.

ARRESTED: Bryce Miles Barrett (W/M 11-20-2009, 4340 SW 7th Place)

CHARGES:
Threat to Throw, Project, Place or Discharge a Destructive Device F.S.S. 790.162

Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit responded and contacted Mr. Barrett at his home address. Mr. Barrett spoke to detectives, and when asked if he made the statement that he would blow up the school bus, he said, “yes, but I was only joking.” Mr. Barrett denied making the statement that he would shoot up the school.

The investigation revealed that Mr. Barrett made specific threats that put other students in fear. 

Mr. Barrett was subsequently transported to Lee County Jail.

Mr. Barrett was charged with the following:

*Threat to Throw, Project, Place or Discharge a Destructive Device F.S.S. 790.162

READINGPALS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

READINGPALS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Give students individualized attention and the best likelihood of success

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades is recruiting volunteers for the United Way ReadingPals program to read with PreK to 2nd graders at 12 school sites in Lee County. 

ReadingPals offers volunteers an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with young children, while helping them improve their social-emotional development and early literacy skills.  The program provides mentors to positively influence students’ understanding of the fundamental building blocks of reading.  Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers.  Children who read at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school. 

Volunteers commit to one hour a week during the week and throughout the school year.  A short training will provide all the necessary tools and materials.  Volunteers are needed at the following participating sites: Bonita Springs Elementary, Colonial Elementary, Edgewood Academy, Franklin Park Elementary, J. Colin English Elementary, New Horizons Estero, Pinewoods Elementary, Villas Elementary, and all Lee Health Medical Child Development Centers – Cape, Gulf Coast, HealthPark and Lee. 

The program is supported by the Children’s Movement of Florida in 15 United Ways.  To learn more, contact Nancy Coker at NancyC@UnitedWayLee.org or 239-433-7544. To register, go to UnitedWayLee.org/readingpals/

In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. 

The School District of Lee County to host Virtual Connection Event Sept. 14

The School District of Lee County to host Virtual Connection Event Sept. 14

Event to provide insights on positions within the District

The School District of Lee County is hosting a Virtual Connection Event from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 that will provide insights on teaching and instructional support positions within the District.

The informational event will provide candidates an opportunity to meet virtually with District representatives, learn about the variety of career paths available and walk through the process of becoming certified to teach in Florida. Select candidates may also be offered an interview for potential employment. To register by Sept. 13, click here.

Positions are available across the District with a focus on high-demand positions like English, elementary education, science, math and special education, as well as for instructional support positions.

Florida is one of 48 states that offer alternative routes to becoming a certified teacher. Individuals who already earned a bachelor’s degree in any field can become eligible for Florida teacher certification by passing a subject area exam in their area of expertise, completing additional coursework or enrolling in a teacher preparation program.

With a growing enrollment of more than 95,000 students and 120 schools, the District’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” means that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to succeed upon entering the field of education.

The District offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan for its employees, and additional benefits and earning opportunities are also available via advanced degree supplement, summer school, athletic coaching and more. Upon hire, a personal benefits selection process will be made available to eligible employees.

To learn more about available career opportunities, visit www.LeeSchools.net/Careers.

The School District of Lee County to host another Food & Nutrition Services Recruitment Event July 28

The School District of Lee County to host another Food & Nutrition Services Recruitment Event July 28

The School District of Lee County is hosting another recruitment event to fill openings within the District’s Food & Nutrition Services department.

With a growing enrollment of more than 95,000 students and 120 schools, the District is seeking talented, high-energy candidates for the 2022-23 school year. At the recruitment events, interested candidates will meet with representatives from the District’s Food & Nutrition Services department. Computers will be available on-site for those who wish to submit an online application, and candidates may also be offered an interview with the potential to be hired on the spot.

The Food & Nutrition Services department provides nutritious meals that nourish students to enhance their readiness to learn. Positions are currently available for food service workers, traveler food service workers and intern food service workers.

The recruitment event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 28 at the Lee County Public Education Center, located at 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The deadline to register is the day prior to each event. To register, click here.

To learn more about available career opportunities, visit www.LeeSchools.net/Careers.

The School District of Lee County to host another Food & Nutrition Services Recruitment Event July 28

The School District of Lee County to host Food & Nutrition Services Recruitment Events July 14, 28

The School District of Lee County is hosting two recruitment events in July to fill openings within the District’s Food & Nutrition Services department.

With a growing enrollment of more than 95,000 students and 120 schools, the District is seeking talented, high-energy candidates for the 2022-23 school year. At the recruitment events, interested candidates will meet with representatives from the District’s Food & Nutrition Services department. Computers will be available on-site for those who wish to submit an online application, and candidates may also be offered an interview with the potential to be hired on the spot.

The Food & Nutrition Services department provides nutritious meals that nourish students to enhance their readiness to learn. Positions are currently available for food service workers, traveler food service workers and intern food service workers.

The recruitment events will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 14 and Thursday, July 28 at the Lee County Public Education Center, located at 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The deadline to register is the day prior to each event. To register, click here.

To learn more about available career opportunities, visit www.LeeSchools.net/Careers.

The School District of Lee County to host Virtual Connection Event Sept. 14

The School District of Lee County to host Virtual Connection Event July 12

Event to provide insights on teaching, paraprofessional positions within the District

The School District of Lee County is hosting a Virtual Connection Event from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 that will provide insights on teaching and non-instructional positions within the District.

The informational event will provide candidates an opportunity to meet virtually with District representatives, learn about the variety of career paths available and walk through the process of becoming certified to teach in Florida. Select candidates may also be offered an interview for potential employment. To register by July 11, click here.

Positions are available across the District with a focus on high-demand positions like English, elementary education, science, math and special education, as well as for non-instructional positions including paraprofessionals, bookkeepers, school counselors and other support staff.

Florida is one of 48 states that offer alternative routes to becoming a certified teacher. Individuals who already earned a bachelor’s degree in any field can become eligible for Florida teacher certification by passing a subject area exam in their area of expertise, completing additional coursework or enrolling in a teacher preparation program.

With a growing enrollment of more than 95,000 students and 120 schools, the District’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” means that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to succeed upon entering the field of education. The District offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan for its employees, and additional benefits and earning opportunities are also available via advanced degree supplement, summer school, athletic coaching and more. Upon hire, a personal benefits selection process will be made available to eligible employees.

To learn more about available career opportunities, visit www.LeeSchools.net/Careers.

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