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1 injured in police-involved shooting near Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach

Riviera Beach police assured that there is no threat to students or the general public.



Authorities are probing a shooting incident at Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach, prompting a lockdown.

Councilman Douglas Lawson stated that a Riviera Beach police officer and a suspect have been hospitalized.

Riviera Beach police assured that there is no threat to students or the general public.

Statement from the School District of Palm Beach County:

This morning during school arrival, there was a shooting involving an unknown adult male in the parking lot of Suncoast Community High School. No students or school staff were harmed in the incident. School administrators immediately placed the school in full lockdown. All students are safe, and the campus is secure. There is currently a multi-agency response on campus to investigate.

Nearby school campuses, including Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Washington Elementary, and John F. Kennedy Middle School, were placed in limited movement. They are now all clear and will continue with a regularly scheduled instructional day.

Below is the message sent to Suncoast Community High School parents and staff at 8:33 a.m. –

We want to update you on today’s Code Red. First and foremost, we assure you all students on campus are safe and secure. We have transitioned into Code Yellow now and school will remain open today as there is no active threat to the campus.

That being said, parents will have the option to pick up their child from school if they choose to do so. Parent pick up will be through our bus loop on the southeast side of campus entering from Ave S. You will be required to show ID to verify authorization for student pickup. For student drivers, parents must send an email authorization for early dismissal to

Please be advised there is a large police presence as they conduct their investigation. Thus, the only access to campus for parents is through our bus loop on Ave S.

We will continue to update you regarding dismissal procedures for students who remain on campus for the duration of the school day. Thank you.