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Threat to 'shoot up' Broward County school made 1 year after Parkland tragedy

Extra security to be at Pioneer Middle Thursday, deputies say

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BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Authorities are planning to have extra law enforcement officials on the campus of a South Florida middle school after receiving reports about threats of violence planned for Thursday, one year after the mass shooting at a high school in Broward County.

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Deputies with the Broward Sheriff's Office said the parent of a child at Pioneer Middle School told them his daughter heard another student say he was going to "shoot up the school on Valentine's Day," exactly one year after 17 people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The girl told her father she didn't turn around to see who said it and doesn't know who it could have been, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The following day, the principal at Pioneer Middle School told deputies he received an email from a teacher who said a group of students received calls about a possible threat of violence to the school, the Sheriff's Office said. 

Authorities said the calls are still being investigated.

Deputies said there is an increased presence of deputies at the school in response to the alleged threats.

No other details were immediately available. 

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.


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