The Seminole State College Lake Mary/Sanford campus has been locked down after threats by a student. The campus is on Weldon Boulevard, near the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and authorities said the lockdown is precautionary due to a student who made threats to harm himself.
While authorities cannot confirm whether or not the student has a weapon, they decided to go into lockdown as a precautionary measure. Similarly, local law enforcement has closed all entrances to the university.
The campus is on U.S. Highway 17-92, south of Lake Mary Boulevard.
The university released an alert via the Seminole State Alert system at 9:21 A.M.:
Law enforcement has instructed us to lockdown the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus due to police activity. Please go to a safe area and take precautions until given the all clear.
According to Seminole County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Cannaday, the student was speaking with a teacher and they did not threaten the teacher before running away.
The Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida was placed on lockdown as a precaution after a student, who was speaking to a teacher, threatened to harm himself.
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Seminole State College’s main campus is located in Sanford and the school has satellite campuses in nearby Oviedo, Altamonte Springs, and Heathrow. Seminole State, founded in 1965, is the eighth-largest member institution of the Florida College System.
Seminole State is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Florida College System Activities Association.
As of 2011, the college serves over 30,000 students, full-time and part-time.