High school on ‘code red’ lockdown after mysterious social media threats – The Sun
A CODE red has been issued for Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida following threats made on social media, school officials have said.
The posts reportedly featured a message and a picture of a young person holding a gun in front of a mirror.
Authorities are now investigating to see whether a credible threat exists, but told local station News 6 that it was not an active shooter situation.
A reporter for the station tweeted footage showing the outer fence of the school and wrote: "We see worried parents standing outside the campus."
All doors on the site are reported to be locked and lights switched off.
A message on the school's twitter account, posted at around 8.30am this morning, read: "Lake Brantley High School is currently under a code red.
"We have a situation on campus that Altamonte Springs Police Department is currently investigating.
"We will let you know when all is clear on campus."
The school said that the Seminole County Sheriff's Office was also on the scene.
It said that the campus would remain on lock down "until further notice", and that more updates would be given as information becomes available.
The lock down falls on the second anniversary of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in southern Florida that left 17 dead and 17 more injured.
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