13-year-old arrested in connection with Mariner Middle threat
A 13-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with a threat written on the wall of a girl’s bathroom at Mariner Middle School on Monday.
Annabella Lilly Reinhold was charged in connection with “a written threat to conduct a mass shooting,” and later transferred to the Juvenile Assessment Center, the Cape Coral Police Department said in a release issued Friday afternoon.
The investigation began around 3 p.m. Feb. 4 after CCPD School Resource Officer Montesino-Menal was told that a threat to the school had been written on the back of a bathroom stall.
“A juvenile reported the school threat to SRO Montesino-Mena advising that on the back of a stall door there was writing in red marker that read, ‘School shooting Feb. 14 and March 1,'” the release states.
Surveillance video and interviews with students were conducted to ascertain who might have been involved and two CCPD Major Crimes Unit detectives Hicks and Kortright responded and took over the investigation.
One Friday, Det. Jason Hicks responded back to Mariner Middle School and met with Montesino-Mena “where probable cause developed” that Reinhold was the person who authored the threat in the students bathroom, police said.