High school on ‘code red’ lockdown after mysterious social media threats


A CODE red was in place at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida this morning following possible threats made on social media.

The school was put into lock down after pictures were reportedly posted to Snapchat showing a female student holding a gun in front of a mirror and claiming to be on the campus.
Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida was put on lock down this morning after threats were made on social mediaCredit: GoogleMaps
The Snapchat image thought to have sparked the lock downCredit: Facebook

Authorities attended the scene and have now confirmed that a student has been apprehended with a weapon on campus.

The lock down has been lifted, and an announcement made over the school PA system that the situation has been downgraded to a code yellow.

Police had confirmed while the lock down was ongoing that there was no active shooter, and have since said: "All students and staff are safe."

All doors on the site had been locked and lights switched off.

A message on the school's twitter account, posted at around 8.30am this morning, read: "Lake Brantley High School is currently under a code red.

"We have a situation on campus that Altamonte Springs Police Department is currently investigating.

"We will let you know when all is clear on campus."

The school said that the Seminole County Sheriff's Office was also on the scene.

Altamonte Springs is around 11 miles north of Orlando.

The lock down falls on the second anniversary of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in southern Florida that left 17 dead and 17 more injured.
Authorities have taken a student into custodyCredit: GoogleMaps

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