'Misunderstanding' Over Reported Trespasser Led to Lockdown, SWAT Response at Pompano Beach's Blanche Ely High School - NBC 6 South Florida

'Misunderstanding' Over Reported Trespasser Led to Lockdown, SWAT Response at Pompano Beach's Blanche Ely High School

Man reported to be trespasser was actually student, officials say

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    Incident at School Was a Misunderstanding

    NBC 6 Reporter Amanda Plasencia is in Pompano Beach, where a lockdown that took place earlier in the day turned out just to be a misunderstanding.

    (Published Thursday, May 24, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Officers swarmed Blanche Ely High School after Broward Sheriff’s Office officials say they received a call of a man trespassing

    • The school was placed on lockdown but the lockdown was lifted after the suspect was determined to be a student

    A "misunderstanding" over a reported trespasser who turned out to be a student led to a lockdown and massive police response at a Pompano Beach high school Thursday afternoon.

    Officers swarmed Blanche Ely High School on Northwest 6th Avenue after Broward Sheriff’s Office officials say they received a call of a man trespassing on school grounds.

    Footage showed SWAT team members walking through the school's parking lot with weapons drawn.

    Officials said the person who allegedly trespassed was found and was identified as a student.

    Misunderstanding Causes Scare at Pompano Beach School

    [MI] Misunderstanding Causes Scare at Pompano Beach School

    A misunderstanding over a reported trespassing led to a lockdown and SWAT response at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach.

    (Published Thursday, May 24, 2018)

    The school was placed on lockdown but the lockdown was later lifted.

    "They said 'code red' and everybody took off to the gym," junior Keavan Walker said. "I was scared for my life."

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