West Shore Junior/Senior High School cleared after bomb threat

Threat investigated at Melbourne high school Friday morning

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – West Shore Junior/Senior High School was cleared after a bomb threat prompted a shelter-in-place Friday morning, according to Brevard County Public Schools.

All students are safe and accounted for and regular school operations have continued, according to Brevard County school officials.

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The school district said it evacuated all students and staff to a designated safety zone as law enforcement responded to the threat.

Law enforcement gave the school “the all-clear” about an hour after school officials first tweeted about the threat.

This comes as Cocoa High School closed briefly Friday morning after receiving a threat from a student’s parent. Details of what prompted the closure has not been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.

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