A huge step has been made by Lee County schools in the process of combating hidden threats inside their schools.
The Lee County school district just approved a partnership with a mental health treatment center.
Lee County says they want to make sure they understand their students, especially when it comes to mental health.
Salus Care is the company the district is partnering with. The company is said to be one of the leaders of behavioral healthcare in Southwest Florida.
Students can enter the program by two different ways, parents can refer them or the school can refer them to the program.
The school recommends a student based on their threat assessment protocol, a violence prevention strategy put in place following the Marjory Stoneman shooting.
After a student is referred, Salus Care has 47 hours to act on the request and see the student immediately.