DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Beach police responded to Mainland High School on Friday afternoon after an emergency button was activated at the school. After sweeping the school, police said no threat was found.
Police Chief Jakari Young said a teacher heard a student say the word “gun” and pressed the emergency button, which trigger law enforcement from across the county to respond.
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“When she heard ‘gun,’ she hit the panic button, which is exactly what she should have done,” Young said.
The school was placed on lockdown while officers searched the school, but the police chief said no shots were fired and no threat was found.
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Police said they cleared all rooms of the school and nothing was located. Officers said a few people were treated for unrelated medical episodes.
“At this point it appears to be a false alarm and no threat to the school or the students,” police said in a tweet.
** UPDATE **— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) September 9, 2022
All rooms and buildings have been cleared. Nothing located. At this point it appears to be a false alarm and no threat to the school or the students. The roadway will remain closed for a short time while we clear the scene.
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International Speedway Boulevard is closed at Clyde Morris Boulevard while the incident is investigated.
Channel 9 has a crew headed to the school and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.
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Mainland High School Threat:— Chief Jakari Young (@ChiefJakari) September 9, 2022
We’re currently investigating a panic alarm at Mainland High School in reference to a gun threat. NO SHOTS HAVE BEEN FIRED AND THERE ARE NO REPORTED INJURIES. We are still clearing the school to ensure everyone’s safety. Further details forthcoming.
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