Active Threat: Prevention and Response for Parents

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno and the School District of Lee County are joining forces for a special seminar titled "Active Threat: Prevention and Response for Parents" on Saturday, September 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

"The safety and security of our students and schools is my number one priority," says Sheriff Carmine Marceno. "We need the community's help in preventing an active threat situation. This seminar will teach you the warning signs and symptoms so you can see it, say it, and make the call."

This special seminar will be split into three separate sections: prevention, training, and a panel discussion. The prevention section will educate parents on the signs, signals and symptoms for a potential threat and demonstrate how parents can utilize the threat assessment process to help ensure their child's safety and well-being. The training section of the course will expose parents to the trainings and exercises that students and staff are participating in at their school. At the conclusion of the seminar, four trained professionals from the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the School District of Lee County will sit in on a panel discussion and address frequently asked questions.

This seminar is free; however, a ticket is required for entry. Seating is limited so register today on Eventbrite by visiting the Lee County Sheriff's Office website at For more information please call the Community Response Unit at 239-258-3280.

Any bag (handbag, purse, diaper bag, backpack or laptop bag) larger than 12”X12”X6” will not be allowed inside of the building. At the security checkpoints, any patron with a bag larger than 12”X12”X6” will be asked to return it to their vehicle.  In addition, all bags of any kind are subject to visual inspection.

We will be employing metal detecting security wands at all entrances.