Deputies: Students released after being questioned about Windermere High School threat

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Windermere High School was on lockdown for four hours Thursday afternoon due to a report of possible threats made against the school, a spokesperson for the Orange County School District said. The lockdown was lifted around 4 p.m.

Two students were questioned in connection to the social media threats, deputies said, but were released Thursday evening. Detectives said the students have not been charged with a crime.

"All of the sudden, we saw all these kids start running out and we're like, 'Oh my God, what happened?'" said Windermere freshman Ashley Montalbano.

A spokesperson for the school district would not specify what the threat is, but deputies said it started on Facebook and it had something to do with either a fight or a shooting or both.

Eyewitness News obtained a text about the possible threat that read, "Shooting at anytime today. We are already inside Windermere High School, be safe."

Montalbano told Channel 9's Mike Manzoni her sister was inside the school hiding in a closet.

Lisa Delliacono told Eyewitness News that her two kids were inside the school during the lockdown.

"I just her to stay calm, and then she said there was a shooter in the school," Dellliacono said.

The lockdown meant no one is allowed on or off the campus, school officials said.

Shortly after 3 p.m. students were escorted out of the high school with their hands up.

Orange County school police were at the scene, along with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies searched the campus, school officials said.

No weapons have been found, deputies said.

All evening events and practices were canceled.