Officials: 1 arrested following early end of Oviedo H.S. homecoming dance
OVIEDO, Fla. - UPDATE: Officials at Oviedo High School on Sunday gave an update following the early end of Saturday's homecoming dance for students.
The Oviedo Police Department and Seminole County Sheriff's Office are investigating the situation.
Officials said the sole person involved was apprehended and arrested. No weapon was found.
Additionally, they said no shots were fired and no altercation on campus happened, despite rumors.
On Monday, added counselors will be on campus for any student and staff who may need it, as well as extra law enforcement.
PREVIOUS VERSION: Oviedo High School said its homecoming dance for students ended early on Saturday after a rumor circulated that a student brought a gun to the dance.
Dr. Trent Daniel, principal at the high school, sent a message out to parents. It read:
"A student was not allowed to enter this evening's Homecoming dance. There was a rumor circulated later that this student had a gun. The Oviedo Police Department apprehended the student in question off campus and did a thorough search. No gun was found. The students responded upon hearing the rumor by exiting the campus quickly. As a result of students exiting so quickly, the dance ended. They should be commended for their fast thinking and quick exit. I am so sorry this interrupted their Homecoming Dance. Please give us time to determine next steps."
The Oviedo Police Department tweeted out that an altercation happened at the high school Saturday night and that investigators are looking into the possibility that a gun went off.
The tweet read, in part, "No students were harmed and the homecoming dance has been shut down. The students involved are in custody and no students remain on campus. Please contact your student; pickup is at Cross Life Church."