‘Prank’ sparked shooting at Daytona Beach High School

On Friday, police released additional details about what sparked panic at a Daytona Beach high school. They responded to Mainland High Friday morning after an “emergency button” was pressed. A threat written on a toilet stall at Mainland High School was brought to the school’s attention on Thursday. According to the Daytona Beach Police Department, two college students were seen entering the bathroom on video recovered around the time the threat was discovered. When law enforcement spoke to the students, they said they weren’t involved. Investigators found no threats but have stepped up law enforcement on campus. Police said two groups of students appeared to have intentionally scared people on Friday. Investigators recovered a video where a group of girls were laughing as they approached an administrator in the school cafeteria, then one of the girls told the administrator someone had a gun. A boy standing near the cafeteria exit was seen on video running after he saw the girl talking to the administrator about a gun, causing other students to start running. RELATED: Central Florida school shootings raise concerns about mental health impact Students have been told to shelter in place for about two hours until the area they are in found to be cleared by police. No weapon was recovered. When the school was evacuated to the lawn, several students overheated and several suffered convulsions. These students were taken to hospital as a precaution. No other injuries were reported. An investigation of the times before and during the incident determined that neither the girl who reported seeing a gun nor the boy who ran out of the cafeteria had seen a gun. at the Daytona Beach Police Department. Police said they were actively reviewing the videos and continuing to identify and interview people. All those involved have been identified and the police have conducted interviews with most of them. Daytona Beach police say interviewees who were shown the cafeteria video told investigators they only heard there was a gun, but did not see person in possession of a firearm. The presence of law enforcement on the mainland will be reinforced on Monday. In the latest update, police called the incident a “cruel prank of several students”. Charges are still pending against the students involved. They could be expelled from the school in addition to charges for a false report of the use of firearms in a violent manner against people, considered a second degree felony.

On Friday, police released additional details about what sparked panic at a Daytona Beach high school.

They responded to Mainland High School on Friday morning after an “emergency button” was pressed.

A threat written on a toilet stall at Mainland High School was brought to the school’s attention on Thursday.

According to the Daytona Beach Police Department, two college students were seen entering the bathroom on video recovered around the time the threat was discovered.

When law enforcement spoke to the students, they said they weren’t involved.

Investigators found no threats but have stepped up law enforcement on campus.

Police said two groups of students appeared to have intentionally scared people on Friday.

Investigators recovered a video where a group of girls were laughing as they approached an administrator in the school cafeteria, then one of the girls told the administrator someone had a gun.

A boy standing near the cafeteria exit was seen on video running after he saw the girl talking to the administrator about a gun, causing other students to start running.

RELATED: Central Florida school shootings raise concerns about mental health impact

The students were told to shelter in place for about two hours until the area they were in was cleared by police. No weapon was recovered.

When the school was evacuated to the lawn, several students overheated and several suffered convulsions. These students were taken to hospital as a precaution. No other injuries were reported.

An investigation of the times before and during the incident determined that neither the girl who reported seeing a gun nor the boy who ran out of the cafeteria had seen a gun.

The cafeteria video also did not show anyone pulling out a gun, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Police said they were actively reviewing the videos and continuing to identify and interview people.

All those involved have been identified and the police have conducted interviews with most of them.

Daytona Beach police say interviewees who were shown the cafeteria video told investigators they only heard there was a gun, but did not see person in possession of a firearm.

The presence of law enforcement on the mainland will be reinforced on Monday.

In the latest update, police called the incident a “cruel prank of several students”.

Charges are still pending against the students involved.

They could face expulsion from school in addition to charges for a false report of using firearms in a violent manner against people, which is considered a second-degree felony.

About Rachel Gooch

Check Also

Sharon’s Dave Morse Named New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –Following a 40-28 win over Westborough last weekend to improve to 2-0, Sharon …