Orange County

Cypress Creek High School placed on lockdown after reports of student with weapon, officials say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Public Schools confirmed that Cypress Creek High School was placed on a brief lockdown on Friday.

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School officials said the high school was placed on lockdown at around 1:31 p.m. after receiving reports of a student on campus with a weapon.

Officials said law enforcement responded and identified the student.

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After an investigation, officials confirmed that no weapon was found.

The school’s principal, Walton McHale, released an audio message to parents confirming the situation and that all students and staff are safe.

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Orange County deputies said the lockdown has been lifted.

Any parents with questions about the incident and response have been told that they can contact the school.

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