Police investigate threat at S Fla high school

Davie Police: Student reportedly bringing weapon to Western High School

Published On: Dec 19 2012 03:13:53 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 20 2012 08:36:15 AM EST
DAVIE, Fla. -

Davie Police are investigating reports of a student who may bring a weapon to Western High School on Friday.

Police presence was increased at the school.

"I mean I'm not really freaked out about it, but you never know," said student Gyerard Reid. "You sit down with someone and they'll mess around and then it's like oh, what if that seriously happens. And you get to thinking and it's just -- I don't know. It's weird. School has been weird this whole week."

"I don't know much about it. I just know that a kid made a threat," said student Eugene Ko. "I don't know why someone would actually do that after what happened on Friday."

Anyone with information on the threat is asked to call Davie Police at 954-693-8200.

No other information was immediately released.

Broward County Public Schools issued a statement, saying: "In the days following the school shootings in Connecticut, school districts throughout the country have received hoax threats at schools. Broward District School Police report there have been rumors of violence circulating through social media in several Broward County public schools. In every case, no substantive information has been found to give credibility to any of these threats.

District Police are taking all threats very seriously and, in collaboration with local law enforcement, continue to be vigilant."

On Monday, a Miami Lakes student was charged with tweeting out threats to open fire at his school. But he says his words weren't meant to be taken literally.