1 detained after Broward teacher receives written threat

PLANTATION, Fla. – One person has been detained after South Plantation High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a written threat was received by a teacher, police confirmed.

Plantation police said officers responded to the campus, located at 1300 SW 54th Ave., to investigate.

According to authorities, officers have identified a suspect and have detained that person for questioning.

According to Broward County Public Schools, police gave the “all clear” to resume normal operations and regular dismissal after they determined the threat was unfounded.

“PARENTS: please speak to your children about the seriousness of making threats. ALL threats will be thoroughly investigated by detectives & perpetrators will be charged accordingly,” the police department posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Local 10 News spoke with students at the school who shared their disappointment after their day was cut short due to the lockdown.

“It’s a shame because some kids want to learn. It has to be cut short. Two hours and they’re (still) waiting for an all clear,” said one student who asked to remain unidentified.

Some parents arrived to pick up their children early after receiving a text that the incident had occurred. A mother who also asked to remain unidentified told Local 10 News that the threats at her child’s school have her worried.

“I want to go to another school. We live in the area and don’t know what to do because we are so nervous,” she said.

On Sept. 6, the school was placed on lockdown after police said a bomb threat was called in. Authorities were searching the school for any threat and students were moved to Heritage Park for dismissal.

BCPS released the following statement Tuesday afternoon, which you can read below.

Authorities are urging parents to inform their children about how serious making any kind of threat can be.

No other details on the incident were immediately released.

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Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for Local10.com.

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.