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UPDATE: Daytona State College reopens after evacuation over ‘specific threat,’ officials say

Threat was domestic in nature

Threat prompts evacuation of Daytona State College campus on Feb. 16, 2021, officials say. (Image: Sky 6) (WKMG)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona State College is back open after its campus was evacuated due to what school officials called a “specific threat” on campus.

Daytona Beach police said they received a report around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday about someone who made a threat directed toward a person on campus while they were broadcasting live on a social media platform.

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Records show the threat was domestic in nature and was not aimed at the campus community in general.

Daytona State officials tweeted shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday asking all students, faculty and staff to evacuate the Daytona Beach campus.

“Due to a specific threat on the Daytona Beach Campus, we are asking that all students, faculty and staff immediately evacuate the Daytona Beach Campus until further notice,” the tweet read.

Less than an hour later, the school posted online again saying police determined it was safe for the campus to reopen.

“Update: The Daytona Beach Campus received a very specific, isolated threat entailing a shooting & violence. With recommendations from police, campus was evacuated. Police have determined we may safely reopen. Staff may return to campus now & students may resume classes at 3 p.m.,” the school posted.

Police said there were no injuries and they are in the process of determining whether charges will be filed. No arrests have been made.

Volusia County school officials said nearby Mainland High School was on lockdown for a few minutes Tuesday due to the threat but the lockdown has since been lifted.

No other information has been released.

Threat prompts evacuation of Daytona State College campus on Feb. 16, 2021, officials say. (Image: Sky 6) (WKMG)

Last month, all Daytona State college campuses were closed after officials said they received information about a “potential threat.” Daytona Beach police responded to a reported bomb threat and assisted with campus evacuations.

After a search of the campus, police said nothing suspicious was found but out of an abundance of caution, the school remained closed for the rest of the day.

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


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