first coast high school Lockdown
First Coast High School was placed on lockdown Thursday following an anonymous 911 call of a “school shooting threat,” according to a message sent to parents by Duval County Public Schools.
At 11:30 a.m., authorities responded to the threat and placed a lockdown, according to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chuck Ford.
Ford said DCPS was notified of the lockdown at 11:32 a.m.
At 11:39 a.m., a mutual aid lockdown was initiated, according to Ford. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue and the Florida Highway Patrol are being notified and asked to respond and assist.
According to DCPS, law enforcement “audited security camera video and conducted a thorough investigation of the school. Nothing alarming or worrying was detected.
A post-lockdown security sweep that included K9 officers, aircraft and drone units revealed no threats, according to Ford.
At the scheduled dismissal time of 2 p.m., the school conducted a “managed dismissal.”
As a result, the dismissal process will be “slower and take more time than usual,” according to DCPS. Below are three letters that DCPS sent to parents.