Shooting threat found in bathroom at University High School in Volusia

Threats plague Central Florida schools

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

ORANGE CITY, Fla. - Violent threats continue to plague Central Florida schools, with the latest incident reported at University High School in Orange City.

Parents of students at the school said they received a phone call from the school on Monday saying the threat was found on a bathroom wall. 

It's not known if the threat is considered credible, but the school said it is working with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office to investigate the threat.

The incident was said to be similar to a recent threat at Lake Mary High School. Last week, a message written on a bathroom wall at Lake Mary High said, "Bullets will fly."

More than 2,500 students, 85 percent of the student body, skipped school Monday at Lake Mary High because of the threat, which the school said was not credible.

Recent threats have also plagued Astronaut High School in Brevard and Umatilla High School in Lake County.

In each instance, school officials said they are trying to determine who posted the threats.

Meanwhile, two Sumter County teens are headed to court Tuesday after being arrested on suspicion of threatening a Columbine-style mass shooting at The Villages Charter Middle School.

Authorities said guns were found at the homes of the teens, who praised the Columbine shooters in an online post.

The teens said the threat was a joke, according to officials. They face charges of conspiracy to commit murder.

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