Suspicious Letter Received at Indian River County School District

Employee at Indian River County School District opened suspicious letter.
Employee at Indian River County School District opened suspicious letter.

VERO BEACH – On Tuesday, an employee at the Indian River County School District was opening mail and stumbled upon one letter with no return address.

The letter contained disturbing words scrawled on the front and back of the page. Shortly thereafter, she began to feel ill.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and Indian River County Fire Rescue responded and treated the incident as a hazardous materials incident until tests could be completed.

“Fire Rescue determined that no chemicals were present and the letter was turned over to detectives for follow up. The School District employee recovered and is back to work,” Maj. Eric Flowers told Sebastian Daily.

Law enforcement is investigating the suspicious letter.
Law enforcement is investigating the suspicious letter.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “We are investigating this strange letter and are releasing photos of the letter today. We believe this letter originated from outside of the county, but want our community to take a look at the letter to determine if they recognize anything of value. We always take every threat to our schools as credible until we can prove otherwise and this is no exception.”

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office continues to offer a hot-line for school related incidents at 772-978-6116 or [email protected]

Anyone with information about this letter or any other school-related incidents are encouraged to call. Anything requiring immediate response should be directed to 9-1-1.


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