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After principal learned about possible threat, the Port St. Lucie High School was placed on a precautionary lockdown Friday morning

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida — Port St. Lucie High School is on lockdown as a safety measure on Friday morning. The school’s principal said that rumors about a threat to the school were going around on social media.

Nicole Telese, the principal, told parents in a call that “there is no known threat.”

But as a safety measure, the school is on a “code yellow lockdown” right now, which means that there are restrictions on movement across campus while law enforcement looks into the rumor.

In a code yellow lockdown, classes can go on as usual, but no one is allowed to go in or out of any building on campus.

In her callout, Telese also said that there is more security at the school, which is at 1201 Southeast Jaguar Lane.

“The safety of our students is the most important thing to us,” Telese said in her call. “This is being taken very seriously, and we are doing what we need to do to make sure the campus is safe. The Student Code of Conduct says that anyone who is found to be making threats will face serious consequences. These could include expulsion and/or being arrested.”

Here is Telese’s full callout to parents:

Good morning.

This is Principal Telese calling to make you aware of a rumor circulating on social media about a threat to the school. At this time there is no identified threat. However, out of an abundance of caution, we will be limiting movement across campus while the rumor is investigated by law enforcement. Additional security will also be on site.

We place student safety at the highest priority level. This matter is being taken very seriously, and we are accordingly to ensure a safe campus.   Anyone found to be making threats will have severe consequences as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct which may include expulsion and/or arrest.

The School District encourages students and parents to immediately report any concerns or suspicious activities to school administration, Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers, or through anonymous reporting apps such as See Something, Say Something or FortifyFL). Thank you.

A spokeswoman for St. Lucie Public Schools said there has not been an actual threat toward the school, but rather a rumor of a threat on social media.

Raymond Simpson

Raymond Simpson is a California native, a longtime Coral Springs resident, and the Editor at TSFD. He lives with his family in Coral Springs, where you can find him on weekends running – literally running – with his two golden retrievers.

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