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Social media post leads to temporary lockdown at Vero Beach High School

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 05:18:57-04

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Vero Beach High School and the nearby Freshman Learning Center were both placed on “code yellow” Monday after a student made threatening social media posts.

The student was spotted and detained off campus.

No weapons were involved or recovered.

The school principal sent out a call to parents to advise them of the situation.

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“It appears as though the posts were made as the result of a breakup, a relationship that happened and we are continuing the investigation as we speak," said Major Eric Flowers with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.

Monday’s incident comes on the heels of a Twitter post Friday from Port St. Lucie Police Chief John Bolduc stressing that threats being made against schools will not be tolerated. That's a sentiment shared by law enforcement area wide.

“It certainly not the time as we come to the end of the school year to think this is funny, to think this is entertaining. We take every one of these statements very seriously and we are going to pursue charges whenever possible," said Flowers.

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