Social media threat places three Escambia County schools on lockdown

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ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Several Escambia County schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday after the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office of a social media threat.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office says they tracked the post to a student at George Stone Technical College when they pulled the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office into the investigation. During the investigation, they found the student was not the person who posted the threat.

The Escambia County Schools Superintendent says Pine Forest High School, Longleaf Elementary, and George Stone Technical College were on lockdown for just a few minutes. The lockdown has been lifted.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating. They say the threat was not directed towards any of the Escambia County schools. OCSO is trying to find out where the threat came from. 

“Everything went to plan. We all worked well together and take these threats seriously,” says the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

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