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Lockdown lifted at Cocoa High School after report of 'suspicious incident'

No active threat on campus, officials say

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COCOA, Fla. – A suspicious incident at Cocoa High School prompted a lockdown on campus Monday, although officials said there was no active threat, according to the Cocoa Police Department.

The lockdown was reported shortly before noon on Monday and lifted around 12:45 p.m, police said.

Cocoa police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said the department received a phone call regarding a threat to the school.

Officials said there is no active threat at the school and everyone on campus is safe.

The lockdown was put in place as a precaution.

Authorities said they were conducting a follow-up investigation after the lockdown was lifted and patrol units were continuing to monitor the area as a precaution.

On Tuesday, police said that a 15-year-old boy from Davie was responsible for calling in the threat at Cocoa High School and at a school in Davie and another in Dade County. The boy is diagnosed with mental disabilities and has no access to weapons.

An investigation is underway to determine if criminal charges will be filed.

 


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