Lockdown lifted at Osceola County high school after students simulate school shooting, deputies say

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A lockdown at an Osceola County high school was lifted early Wednesday following a false report of a possible weapon on campus, school officials said.

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Liberty High School was placed on red lockdown as a precaution after students reported that a weapon might have been on campus.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said three students were simulating a school shooting.

Students admitted to law enforcement officers that it was a joke. No weapon was found on campus.

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Deputies said the students were interviewed and charged with disruption of school.

Parents were notified by a call-out message.

No other details were available.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.