Walton County Press Release

Walton County School District Works with Sheriff’s Office in Response to Potential Threat at Freeport Middle School.  


The Walton County School District’s partnership with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office results in a quick threat response at Freeport Middle School.

May 19th, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – On Monday afternoon, May 15th, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Walton County School District received an anonymous tip through FortifyFL indicating a potential threat to the students at Freeport Middle School. Upon notice of the potential threat, Freeport Middle School administration immediately removed the student in question from the premises. Along with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, administration and security team members began an immediate investigation which ultimately resulted in a Freeport Middle School student being taken into custody by the WCSO. The parents of the students who may have been harmed were immediately notified of the situation.

There is no information available, at this time, that would indicate any further threat to the students or community of Freeport Middle School.

The Walton County School District places nothing above the safety and security of children and any threat levied toward our students or staff will be investigated to the fullest extent of the law.



Joshua Bledsoe
Walton County School District
Public Information Officer
[email protected]
850-892-1100 ext. 1110
cell: 850-520-1486