HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Hollywood Hills High School was placed on lockdown, Wednesday morning, after the school received threat via social media.
An increased police presence was seen at the campus by 7SkyForce HD, at around 10 a.m., once officials confirmed threat, which was made on Twitter.
The Tweet was reportedly made late Tuesday night.
The school was on what they called a “Code Yellow,” which did not require students and staff to evacuate. The gates, however, were locked.
Students that arrived after the modified lockdown were told to remain outside the campus.
Some of those students were communicating with their classmates outside the campus and said this is something that is not uncommon.
“This is the third time this month,” said Jacob, a student. “It’s terrible.”
“It’s so stupid because they do it to be funny,” said senior student Kayla Baez. “I know it’s not serious. Nothing ever happens, but these threats are getting out of hand. It happened last week, I believe.”
Another student, Clay Aldre, called it a scary situation. “Especially if you’re locked in there,” he said. “But, at the same time, since we’re out of here so much — we don’t come that early — we’re used to them telling us we’re locked out.”
The lockdown was lifted at around 11:20 a.m. by police, and the school returned to its normal schedule.
Police have not identified who made the threat on Twitter.
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