WESTON (CBSMiami) – The code yellow at Cypress Bay High School in Weston is now lifted hours after a threat against the school.
Students were allowed to leave with their parents around 1:45pm but buses arrive at 2:45pm.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, they received a call of someone threatening to shoot at the school Friday.
Officials put the school and nearby Falcon Cove Middle School on a code yellow lockdown and traffic around the school was shutdown during the investigation.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said nearby Manatee Bay Elementary and Everglades Elementary were also put on lockdown just because of the proximity of the schools.
The City of Weston Twitter account originally reported that the shooting threat “appears to be swatting (pranking), but later tweeted “The Threat Assessment Unit will conduct a full investigation. They advice it is too soon to determine if it is indeed a prank or swatting call.”
The City tweets stated BSO was searching the school room by room as a precaution to ensure the safety of all students and employees.