Orange County

Dr. Phillips High School placed on lockdown after hoax 911 call

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dr. Phillips High School was placed on a brief lockdown Tuesday morning after someone falsely reported a potential threat to the school, the Orlando Police Department said.


The call came in shortly after 11:15 a.m.

“We do not have an active shooter at (Doctor Phillips High School),” the agency said. “The call received into the 911 center was a hoax and the school was placed on lockdown as officers canvassed the area.”

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Police said the campus is secure, and Orange County Public Schools said students and staff are safe.

“This is being investigated as a false report at this time,” a school district spokeswoman said. “We did activate the district’s safety and emergency procedures out of an abundance of caution.”

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