Flagler County

Prank call leads to ‘not credible’ bomb threat at Mantanzas High School, officials say

PALM COAST, Fla. — An all-clear has been given after a possible bomb threat Thursday at a high school in Flagler County.

1:20 p.m. update

Flagler County school officials said a prank phone call led to a bomb scare at Matanzas High School on Thursday morning.

Officials said someone called the school and mentioned a threat off campus. Deputies said they too received a call from the same phone number and the person on the line made a bomb threat against the school.

Officials said deputies swept the school and did not find anything suspicious. They cleared the threat at 11:10 a.m. and the threat was deed “not credible.”

12:15 p.m. update:

Flagler County deputies confirmed an all clear was given and nothing was found at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast.

Deputies are calling the incident a false alarm.

Original report:

Flagler County deputies responded Thursday after a possible bomb threat at Matanzas High School.


Deputies said all students are secure, and parents are asked not to come to the school at this time.

There is a large law enforcement presence at Matanzas High School as deputies work to secure and check the location.

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Flagler County Schools said it is working with the sheriff’s office and will keep parents updated on the incident.

Matanzas High School was placed under a Code Blue lockdown on Jan. 25 for another bomb threat that was later determined to be a false swatting call, deputies said.

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