Perceived threat prompts temporary lockdown at Dillard High School, police say

No arrests made

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Alex Finnie - Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Dillard High School was temporarily placed on lockdown Thursday due to a perceived threat allegedly made by a student, Fort Lauderdale police Detective Tracy Figone confirmed.

Sky 10 was above the campus at 2501 NW 11th St. around noon as several police vehicles were parked outside the school.

"We just sat down. I don't think anybody was able to leave the cafeteria," student Antonio Johnson said. 

Students were seen walking around the campus by 12:30 p.m. 

According to Figone, authorities were notified about a possible student on campus who was said to have made a threat against the school.

She said the student was found off campus but has not been arrested.

"I'm terrified, really. It's just, like, it's crazy because we always have to go through stuff like this in school," student Marquitta Walden said. 

Detectives are investigating the perceived threat to determine if the student in question committed a crime. On Friday, Figone told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that the investigation remained open, but authorities determined whatever the child had said was not directed at the school but was a comment made to a third party.

She said whatever was said was "not an arrestable action right now."

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