Windermere HS locked down after security scare

- Orange County Public Schools lifted a lockdown at Windermere High School late Wednesday afternoon, following an investigation into a text message that was forwarded to a parent which indicated a threat at the school.

According to a spokesperson with the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded in reference to the text message which read, “There are guys in the bathrooms and hallways with guns in Windermere High School. We are afraid help, please call 911 now.”

”As patrol units arrived, they coordinated with the assigned School Resource Officer and other responding units to check every bathroom and hallways in the school for a possible suspect," explained Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte, spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Office. "Nothing suspicious was found on the campus and it was turned back over to Orange County Public Schools for dismissal of the students."

The lockdown was lifted at 2:15 p.m.  This is the second time this school year that the high school has been placed on lockdown due to security threats.  A group text among students about a possible threat back in September was unfounded. 



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