Lockdown lifted at Palmetto Ridge High; determined to be a hoax

Writer: Melissa Montoya
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The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to Palmetto Ridge High in Orangetree after receiving an anonymous call about a threat that turned out to be nothing.

No active shooter situation or emergency was found at the school. All students and staff are safe, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Palmetto Ridge High was one of 16 schools that received hoax or “swatting” calls on Tuesday across Florida, the sheriff’s office said.

“We will take each call seriously here as the safety of our students and schools is our priority. We investigate each call thoroughly, including hoax and swatting calls, and will hold those responsible accountable to the fullest,” the sheriff’s office said.

A normal dismissal of students will take place, the sheriff’s office said.

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