Police investigate threats at S Fla high schools
Davie Police: Student reportedly bringing weapon to Western High School
Broward County Public Schools issued the following statement Thursday morning after rumors of violence at several schools began circulating through social media.
"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."
Meanwhile, 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.
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.
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