Snapchat post, unruly behavior prompt increased law enforcement presence at Seminole County school

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Lake Mary High School in Seminole County will have extra law enforcement on campus for the rest of the school year due to a string of recent incidents.


Seminole County Public Schools sent a message to LHMS students and their families Thursday warning them about a threatening Snapchat post that was deemed to be non-credible.

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An investigation into the origin of the message revealed that it was identical to another post that was circulating in other counties.

In a separate message to LMHS families and staff, Principal Mickey Reynolds referred to multiple recent incidents that have led to “disruptions” on campus.

Seminole County deputies arrested three LMHS students on Wednesday, accused of severely beating another student during lunch.

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“Enough is enough,” Principal Reynolds wrote in her message. “Every student has the right to come to school each day and have the opportunity to learn. It is unfair to our students and staff to have their day interrupted because of individuals who choose not to follow our code of conduct, and we are not going to tolerate that at Lake Mary High.”

Principal Reynolds’ message goes on to say disruptions to campus will be met with “stiff” disciplinary action and possibly criminal referrals.

The increased law enforcement presence will also include extra patrols of the surrounding area.

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School will operate as usual Friday, including AP and F.A.S.T. testing. The last day of school for students to attend is May 25.

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