J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Florida, is on a modified lockdown Tuesday after someone threatened to bring a gun to school, authorities said.
According to Coral Springs police, a school police officer made contact with the student who allegedly made the threat on social media and informed the student’s parents. Police said the student confessed to writing the message, but insisted that it was just a prank.
Authorities have said that the threat was determined not to be viable.
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Broward County Public School officials said the school remains on modified lockdown as a precaution.
It is unknown at this time if the student will face charges.
J.P. Taravella High School
J. P. Taravella High School is a secondary school located in Coral Springs, Florida which teaches grades 9–12. The school is a part of the Broward County Public Schools district. It was founded in 1981 and today serves more than 3,200 students.