Modified lockdown lifted at J.P. Taravella High School after social media threat

Student says threat to bring gun to school was a prank, police say


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs was on a modified lockdown Tuesday after someone threatened to bring a gun to school, authorities said.

Coral Springs police said a school police officer made contact with the student who is accused of making the threat on social media, and the student's parents have been notified.

Police said the student confessed to writing the message, but said that it was a prank.

Authorities said the threat was determined not to be viable.

Broward County Public School officials said the school was on a modified lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted shortly before 1 p.m.

It's unclear whether the student will face charges, but two students have been suspended as a result of the incident.




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