'Joke' about gun on campus prompts lockdown at Central Florida school, officials say

An Osceola County high school was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after officials say some students joked about a weapon at the school. 

Authorities say this happened at Liberty High School in Kissimmee. Officials tell FOX 35 News that the school was put on a ‘red’ lockdown as a precaution after students made staff aware of a possible weapon on campus.

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"The students admitted it was a joke," school officials said. 

The lockdown has since been lifted. 

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