View Full Version : Florida's Broward County schools on lockdown after 'credible threat'

ralph wiggum
11-10-2010, 01:38 PM
All schools in Broward County, Florida, are under a lockdown Wednesday because of what a county spokeswoman described as "credible threat."

Pembroke Pines Deputy City Attorney Julie Klahr told CNN the full-scale lockdown was requested by police as a precautionary measure and extends as well to the school system's administrative offices. The county has 231 traditional schools and centers, 69 charter schools and one virtual school, according to a Broward County school website. According to the Pembroke Pines Police Department, a "possible threat" was received at 8:40 a.m. "in reference to the schools within the city of Pembroke Pines.

"Although this possible threat has not been confirmed, as a precaution the Broward County Schools and Pembroke Pines Charter Schools are on lockdown. An e-mail was also sent stating that 'something big was going to happen' around government buildings in Broward County. The Broward Sheriff's Office, Broward Schools and other Broward County agencies have been notified," the police statement added.

Pembroke Pines is about 20 miles northwest of Miami.


11-10-2010, 02:13 PM
I wonder if it was just a student who didn't want to take a math test today?

11-10-2010, 05:57 PM
I heard on one of the local radio stations that the two little darlings said that they had brought weapons as they were afraid of some other students with guns. Problem---they found no other guns. :rolleyes: