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Employee threatens: ‘Imma shoots Lauderdale Lakes middle school,’ investigators say

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Florida – A Lauderdale Lakes Middle School employee was arrested after investigators determined he was behind two threats on the same day against the school where he worked, as well as another high school in proximity.

Patrick Jean, 29, of Lauderdale Lakes, was arrested on Wednesday April 28 at the school by BSO detectives, working in conjunction with SIU investigators from Broward County Public Schools.

Jean, a receptionist at the college, is accused of making bomb threats at around 9:34 a.m. at both Lauderdale Lakes High School and Boyd Anderson High School on Tuesday.

Additionally, that afternoon, investigators said another piece of advice had been received which read, “Imma shoots at Lauderdale Lakes College and Boyd Anderson School. This is not a joke.”

Morning sweeps were carried out at both schools and the threats were deemed unfounded. MPs responded to schools in the afternoon and conducted research, which was also found to be unfounded.

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Further investigation of the incidents led detectives to identify Jean as the suspect in both threats.

BSO said in a post-Miranda confession, Jean admitted to making threats.

Jean is currently being held at the ASF main prison.

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