Emergency response lifted at Lake Brantley High School after reports of student with knife

Reports prompted ‘code yellow,’ principal says

Lake Brantley High School .

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – An order to shelter in place was issued and later lifted Friday morning at Lake Brantley High School as officials investigated reports of a student said to have a knife on campus, according to Seminole County Public Schools.

The “code yellow” — which the district has stated relates to “when an incident is occurring outside or near the school that requires police, medical, or fire response” — was issued and lifted before 10 a.m. out of an abundance of caution, Principal Brian Blasewitz said in a statement to student families.

According to Blasewitz’s statement, multiple students approached the school’s administrative team to say another student had a knife on campus. The team worked with law enforcement to search the campus, reporting back that the alleged knife-wielding student was not at the school, Blasewitz said.

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Blasewitz added the allegations would be investigated further to determine their legitimacy, promising more information once the investigation wraps up.

“Please know that our students and staff are safe and our campus is secure,” Blasewitz said in the statement.

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