Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida, has been placed on lockdown due to police activity.
The Orlando Police Department told News 13 that they are looking into a shooting around the Edgewater Drive area. The local police department is also assisting.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting after a home was burglarized near Orlando’s College Park neighborhood. The burglary was reported shortly after 11:00 A.M. at a home on Malone Drive in the Kingwood subdivision, Orange County Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said.
According to Lorena Hitchcock, a senior specialist for Media Relations for Orange County Public Schools, “Edgewater High, College Park Middle, Princeton, and Lake Silver elementary schools are currently on lockdown due to police activity in the area.”
About Edgewater High School
Edgewater High School is a public secondary school located in the College Park section of Orlando, Florida. It is operated by the Orange County Public School system. The athletic teams are known as the ‘Fighting Eagles’ with colors red and white. Edgewater earned a C on the State of Florida D.O.E. school report card for 2016.
Student enrollment for 2016-2017 is 2032. EHS draws in students primarily from College Park, Colonialtown, Eatonville, Lake Fairview, Rosemont, Spring Lake, western portions of Maitland and Winter Park, and downtown Orlando. Feeder middle schools include College Park (the former Robert E. Lee ), Howard, Lockhart, and Maitland. In addition, the school has 120 faculty members. 85% of graduating seniors report intending to attend a college or university after graduation. The school newspaper The Eagle Eye is a member of the High School National Ad Network.
Where is Edgewater High School?
3100 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, Florida 32804
Notable Edgewater High School Alumni
-Marquis Daniels – Basketball guard, currently member of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks
-Howie Dorough – member of the Backstreet Boys.
-Ed Gantner – football player and professional wrestler. (dec.)
-John Hunt – professional football player and coach
-Sharon Lechter, co-author of Rich Dad Poor Dad.
-Norm Lewis – Broadway actor, class of 1981
-Michael James Nelson – Television Writer/Producer/Performer, best known for producing The Bachelor: Rome, writing for MTV, American Broadcasting Company, DreamWorks, and appearing on The Oxygen Network’s television series Pretty Wicked
-Mike Sims-Walker – NFL Wide Receiver
-J.B. Woodman – Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 2016 MLB draft
-Karl Joseph – Drafted by the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders in the 2016 NFL Draft