Lockdown lifted at 2 New Smyrna Beach schools after report of social media threat

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Update: Police said the lockdowns at both New Smyrna Beach schools have been lifted.

Original story:

Two New Smyrna Beach schools are on lockdown Thursday morning after receiving reports of a threat on social media.

Officials said both New Smyrna Beach High School and Middle School are locked down as law enforcement investigates the threat.

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Police said the Sheriff’s Office is investigating a “potentially threatening social media post.”

Channel 9 has a crew at the schools to gather additional details.

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Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.