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Lockdown at First Coast High School lifted, no reports of shooting

DCPS advising parents to refrain from visiting the school at this time



Update: The lockdown at First Coast High School was lifted Monday afternoon after a reported possible firearm on campus, as confirmed by a Duval County Public Schools spokesperson.

The search has concluded, with no weapon found, and all students have been released.

A mother confirmed that there were no gunshot injuries in the gym. She stated that her son was present in the gym during the lockdown.

Original Report:

First Coast High School is currently under lockdown following a report of a potential firearm on campus, as stated by Duval County Public Schools.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will provide further details regarding “police activity in the area” at 3:15 p.m.

A concerned mother expressed her distress over a shooting incident at her children’s school. She shared that her children were calling her, and she expressed frustration, stating she was tired of such situations. According to her son, the incident occurred in the gym, where he heard rumors about a gun on campus. However, her children informed her that the shooting involved a boyfriend shooting his girlfriend at First Coast High School.

Families received the following message from the school:

“Hello First Coast families this is Duval County Public Schools.

“We want to let you know that police are investigating a report of a possible firearm on campus. Due to the nature of this report and the current investigation, the school is currently in a lockdown status. Again, the school is in a lockdown status. Because this is so close to dismissal, it is possible that dismissal will be delayed.

“As we get additional information, we will keep you informed.”

Additionally, DCPS sent a follow-up communication to parents, advising them to refrain from visiting the school at this time.

“Hello again First Coast families, Dismissal continues to be on hold as the police search the campus. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has requested that parents do not come to the campus at this time. We will call you back when the situation is clear, and it is possible to begin dismissal.”

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.