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Lake Brantley High in Florida issues announced active shooter alert

Parents outraged after Florida high school issues active shooter alert WITHOUT telling students it’s a drill

  • Lake Brantley High School in Florida conducted an unannounced ‘code red drill’
  • Panic erupted Thursday when students and teachers were warned of an active shooter
  • The problem was, the text did not provide indication the active shooter incident was not real
  • Principal Trent Daniel sent out an email that said administrators believe a student is responsible for the ‘campus disruption caused by a social media post’ 

Parents of teens at a Florida high school are outraged after an unannounced ‘code red drill’ was conducted this week, sending students and teachers into a panic.

Orange County school district spokesman Michael Lawrence told the Orlando Sentinel the drill happened Thursday morning at Lake Brantley High School.

Panic was caused when a Lake Brantley student shared a screenshot of an alert that some teachers received during the drill, warning of an active shooter on campus.

The text message alert read: ‘Active Shooter reported at Brantley/ Building 1/ Building 2 and other buildings by B Shafer at 10:21:45. Initiate a Code Red Lockdown.’

Lake Brantley High School in Florida conducted an unannounced ‘code red drill’ Thursday

The problem was, the text message did not provide indication the active shooter incident was not real.

Lawrence said schools sometimes conduct unannounced drills and immediately alert parents. 

He said Thursday’s message may have gone out a ‘bit later’ than normal.

The drill happened Thursday morning at Lake Brantley High School. Students posted about the incident on social media

The drill happened Thursday morning at Lake Brantley High School. Students posted about the incident on social media

A parent who responded to the school’s Facebook message said her daughter was terrified.

‘Nothing is more terrifying than getting a text from your daughter who is hiding in her classroom having a complete anxiety attack,’ the parent wrote.

She said it was the wrong way to practice safety. 

Principal Trent Daniel sent out an email that said administrators believe a student is responsible for the ‘campus disruption caused by a social media post.’

Daniel said that a second incident ‘started in the cafeteria’ when the post was ‘disseminated to other students and parents.’

Daniel added the incident is being investigated as a ‘disciplinary matter and all responsible parties will be disciplined.’

Lake Brantley High School is pictured above

Lake Brantley High School is pictured above

Principal Trent Daniel sent out an email that said administrators believe a student is responsible for the 'campus disruption caused by a social media post'

Principal Trent Daniel sent out an email that said administrators believe a student is responsible for the ‘campus disruption caused by a social media post’

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