Orange County schools notify parents of threat reported in other state

District says there is no indication threat is viable

By Jon Jankowski - Digital journalist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orange County Public Schools notified parents Monday evening of a threat reported to a Connecticut crisis hotline against an unnamed school in Central Florida.

The initial message sent to parents only said that the threat was made by someone outside the United States and that it did not appear to be viable.

A follow-up message Tuesday morning further explained the situation.

"We received notice from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that a general threat was reported against an unnamed school and tourist attraction in the Central Florida area," the message read. "No specific school was mentioned in the anonymous threat, which was received through a crisis hotline in Connecticut but originated in England."

The district is working closely with law enforcement officials to keep schools in Orange County safe and secure, according to OCPS.

School officials want to remind parents and students to report any suspicious activity immediately to law enforcement or call the Speak Out Hotline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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