• Investigation continues into threat made by student against high school, Apopka police say

    By: Sarah Wilson , Cierra Putman

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    APOPKA, Fla. - Apopka police said they are investigating an online threat made by a student against Apopka High School.

    Parents got the heads up about the alleged threat just before 7 a.m. Friday in an automated phone message from the principal.

    "The school administration has been notified by Apopka Police Department of a potential threat directed at our school by a student,” the message said. “Law enforcement and district police are investigating. We take these matters very seriously and please be assured that the safety of our students and staff is always our top priority.”


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    The school district said parents and student additional security and police were present because of the threat, but otherwise classes were going on as usual. Apopka police said Friday afternoon that the threat was deemed "not credible."

    Students and a teacher told Channel 9 it stemmed from a Snapchat post. The teacher, who did not want to be identified, said you could see a gun in the Snapchat photo.

    The school district would not confirm how or where the threat was made. But in the automated message, the principal said warned such a threat could lead to suspension and or "life changing" consequences.

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