DAVIE, Fla. – Nova High School was placed on a Code Red lockdown Monday morning following a phoned-in threat, leading Broward County school officials to place other nearby schools on lockdown, as well.
About an hour after the initial call, Davie police found the threat not to be credible and allowed students to return to class.
The following schools were on lockdown Monday:
• Nova High School
• Nova Blanche Forman Elementary
• Nova Eisenhower Elementary
• Nova Middle School
School officials said Davie Elementary School was on a Code Yellow lockdown.
Students who spoke to Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic described the tense moments they were told their school was on lockdown.
"(The) assistant principal and the security officer came out saying, 'Code red! Code red! Everyone dow. Turn the lights off. Make sure your phones are off.' So everyone tried to get on the floor, hide into a corner, make sure they are away from the windows. It was pretty serious and pretty sudden at the same time," Nova High School student David Forbes said.
Davie police Sgt. Mark Leone said the caller claimed there would be a shooting Monday at the high school.
"The school resource officer was in the area. The phone was given to him. He began to ask questions. The caller only stated that there was going to be a shooting. He stated, 'When?' The caller said, 'Now,' and hung up," Leone said.
Police combed through the high school and adjacent middle school, but later determined that the threat was not credible.
This is the second recent scare at the high school campus as just last Friday police said a student used a pair of scissors to attack another student. The student in question was arrested and the victim was taken to a hospital.