Mix-Up Prompts Lockdown at Coral Gables School

A school in Coral Gables was place on lockdown Wednesday afternoon – with conflicting reports about the reason why.

According to police, Coral Gables Prep School – located off Zamora Avenue – was testing their text message system that is sent out to parents, accidently sending out a notice of an active shooter on campus.

Parents responded to the scene as did officers in an attempt to see what was taking place.

School board officials, however, say that a third party email was sent out to Coral Gables Police, who called the school and advised them to go on a lockdown.

A parent told NBC 6 said she received a phone call about the lockdown, not a text message. Miami-Dade County Public Schools told us the school did not make any robocalls to parents about a lockdown.

Police and the district are at odds about what happened and if there was ever an active shooter text message sent. 

The lockdown was eventually lifted around 1 PM and all students were unharmed.

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