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Palm Beach County schools put on lockdown Friday because of threats

Posted: 1:03 PM, Aug 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 19:31:16-04
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A lockdown has been lifted at Conniston Middle School in West Palm Beach after someone phoned-in a threat on Friday.

The Palm Beach County School District said students and faculty at the school, which is located at 3630 Parker Avenue, are safe and the threat was not credible.

Earlier on Friday, Wynnebrook Elementary School, located at 1167 Drexel Road in suburban West Palm Beach, was also put on lockdown after a threat was made against the school.

The lockdown was lifted around 1:30 p.m. when the threat was deemed non-credible.

Dismissal at both schools will take place as normal on Friday.

On Thursday, five schools in West Palm Beach were put on lockdown because of threats, but none of those threats were found to be credible either.

It's a federal crime to threaten schools and is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Anyone with information about any of these threats is urged to call the West Palm Beach Police Department at 561-822-1900, or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.

This is a developing story. Stay with WPTV for updates.