DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Several schools and colleges were placed on lockdown after police responded to multiple false reports of shootings.
Davie Police were seen at Broward College’s central campus after a report of activity taking place in the college’s Building Nine, Wednesday afternoon.
Officers arrivied and searched the entire area but found nothing.
A student said one of his professors was initially worried about the supposed threat.
“She was obviously worried cause like, you don’t really expect it to happen like this like, like what?” said Jimmy Mogollon.
Building Nine houses business administration, communications and nursing BSN programs.
Similar calls were received by other schools, prompting them to be placed on lockdown as a precaution.
A total of three elementary schools, two high schools and two colleges were placed on a Code Red status as police cleared buildings.
- Nova Eisenhower Elementary
- Nova Blanche Foreman Elementary
- Davie Elementary
- Nova High School
- McFatter Technical High School
- NSU University School
- Broward College Central Campus
Police believe this incident was the result of a swatting-type call and will investigate the source of the false calls. They conducted two thorough sweeps mainly in the building that houses business administration, communications and nursing BSN programs.
All lockdowns were lifted just after 2 p.m.
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