Winter Park High locked down, social media alerts students

WINTER PARK — Students at Winter Park High School were under “modified lockdown” on Thursday morning after an “out of state student” threatened to “shoot up the place” on Facebook.

Winter Park students began tweeting of the incident early this morning.

Senior Asiantii Woulard tweeted at 8:34 a.m. “About to leave school cause of shooting threats and I don’t feel safe!”

At 8:53 a.m., a phone call to Winter Park High School’s main campus was answered by a secretary who confirmed the lockdown.

“The threat was made in a Facebook conversation between a student and a non-student,” said the secretary. “We are taking all the necessary precautions to make the school safe right now.”

Students were able to travel freely through the halls during the modified lockdown, but administration limited the exit and entry of anyone to the school, and locked all classrooms during instruction.

Parents could be seen lining up in front of the school to pick up their children as early as 9:27 a.m., only two hours after classes had originally began.

The names of the Facebook users involved have not yet been released.