WESTON, Fla. – Broward Sherriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting threat made towards Cypress Bay High School by text on Friday morning.
At 9:25 a.m. Cypress Bay High School was placed on a Code Red lockdown as BSO deputies swept the school in response to a threat made towards the school that referenced a school shooting.
The City of Weston sent out a tweet nearly 1 hour and 30 minutes after the initial response that BSO brought in additional tactical units and the sweep was going smoothly.
UPDATE: Cypress Bay is still on Code Red. Falcon Cove is on Code Red only due to their proximity to the threat area. Everglades & Manatee Bay are on Code YELLOW.— City of Weston (@CityofWeston) December 6, 2019
Please be patient. These are all for the safety of students and staff and so law enforcement can do their job. pic.twitter.com/zri6B82UHT
Falcon Cove Middle School was placed on a code red lockdown as well due to its proximity to Cypress Bay. Falcon Cove Middle School reportedly investigated a threat of its own on Wednesday following a school resource officer was alerted of a message written on a bathroom stall in a sixth-grade portable that read “a school shooting will happen (Thursday)."
Sometime around 2 p.m. the lockdown was lifted.
BSO and the Broward County School Board have not yet confirmed if any arrests have been made.