VCSO: Bullets Found At Pine Ridge HS In Deltona, But No Threats Have Been Made

By on February 16, 2018 in WNDB News

Deltona, FL – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says two bullets were found at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona on Thursday afternoon, but deputies did not find a weapon and no threats of violence were made.

Deputies were sent to Pine Ridge HS at around 2 PM on Thursday after a student found two bullets stuck between mats in the school’s weight room. Officials say no weapon was found and no threats of violence were discovered.

A 17-year-old student was questioned because he was seen sitting near where the bullets were found, but he didn’t know anything about them.

The bullets, .22 caliber and .380 caliber, were found in an area where the students drop their book bags, but VCSO says it’s not known where they came from.

VCSO has stepped up its presence at several schools in recent days in response to recent events, and officials say they’re ready to respond to all reports of threats or suspicious activity. “While there are no credible threats to schools in Volusia County at this time, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is committed to investigating every report of suspicious behavior and activity on campuses in its jurisdiction — including an incident today at Pine Ridge High School, where two bullets were found in a weight room,” said Public Affairs Officer Andrew Gant.

Officials say recent bomb threats that were found written on bathroom walls at Southwestern Middle School and New Smyrna Beach Middle School have been determined to be hoaxes, but deputies took the threats seriously and have been working closely with school administrators.

A “Round 2 of Florida” school shooting threat on Snapchat that circulated among students across the country was also found to be a hoax. A high school student in Spartanburg, SC, was arrested on Thursday and is facing criminal charges for making that threat.

“We treat every one of these incidents seriously, and we will do everything we can to make sure every student is safe at school, especially in today’s heightened state of alarm,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. “I want to encourage everyone to report suspicious activity when they see it. Don’t hesitate. If you see something, say something, and we will do something.”

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.


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