Social media post prompts Bishop Moore, Edgewater high school football games to be canceled

Games called off ‘due to the inappropriate nature’ of post, school says

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A social media post Thursday afternoon prompted the cancellation of two high school football games between Bishop Moore Catholic High School and Edgewater High School.

According to Bishop Moore, the freshman and junior varsity games scheduled for Thursday were canceled “due to the inappropriate nature” of the post.

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It is unknown what the post specifically included.

“The comment made on social media has been addressed by the school administration and local law enforcement. Please speak to your children about the importance of responsible and mature social media use that reflect our Catholic values,” the high school wrote on Facebook.

Edgewater High School’s football program wrote on Facebook in response to a comment, “there was a social media post by a Bishop Moore student that was taken as threatening by Bishop Moore’s admin. Their admin elected to cancel today’s games.”

In a message to families, the principal of Edgewater High School said the games were canceled “as a result of a Fortify Florida tip of possible threats made by Bishop Moore students and an active investigation.”

News 6 has reached out to Bishop Moore and Orange County Public Schools to learn more.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.