“Ray Andres” social media threat
RELEASED BY: LIEUTENANT SHAWN EISING
Event: “Ray Andres” social media threat
Date/Time of Event: 02/23/2018 1712hours
Location of Event: Eau Gallie High School, 1400 Commodore Blvd.
The Melbourne Police Department has received numerous calls from concerned parents and students in reference to recent threats posted on social media. A post under the social media account “Ray Andres” indicated the author planned to, “bring a gun to school tomorrow, so be prepared to hear shoots” and “Yes SHS is the school I want.” Citizens are also reporting a hand written statement on a wall, “Careful, Don’t come to school Friday 2-23. you’ll see why!!” These posts are recirculating throughout Florida and other states around the country.
The Melbourne Police Department has conducted an investigation and found there to be no immediate ties to the schools within our jurisdiction.
We encourage everyone to refrain from reposting or “sharing” these threats as they tend to distract our children, school staff members, and law enforcement agencies from legitimate threats which may occur.
We want to thank everyone who has come forward with information about these threats and as always encourage our community to assist us in our mission to provide a safe environment for our local students. If you see something, say something. Contact the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731(MPD1) or Crime Line at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) with any information you believe may create a safety concern for our community.