‘I will shoot up the school’: Online threat deemed non-credible by Seminole officials

A threat that was allegedly issued to a high school in Seminole County has been deemed “non-credible” by local school officials.

On Thursday, May 4, an online threat that was attributed to multiple high schools across the state, including Lake Mary High School, was shared by parents and students through social media.

The threat, which was originally posted through Snapchat, indicates that the author will “shoot up the school and kill every student there.” The author indicates that the date of the incident will be “5/5/23 Friday.”


Seminole County Public School officials issued a statement to parents to confirm that the social media post was a hoax and was not made to any specific school.

“We wanted to make you aware of a social media post that has been circulating throughout the State. It is a non-specific threat that has been shared across several counties with different school names being associated,” reads the statement.

Officials say they have been working with law enforcement and believe the threat was created in South Florida.

“This has been deemed non-credible by law enforcement and our schools will operate as usual today.”

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