OCPS, Ocoee police investigating social media threat to Ocoee High

Police say that students are safe and all campus operations are normal.

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OCOEE  The Ocoee Police Department is investigating a threat Ocoee High received via social media Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Police say they are working with the school and Orange County Public Schools to handle the situation. Currently, police said, there is no threat to the school or student safety and campus is operating normally.

"The City of Ocoee Police Department is committed to partnering with Ocoee High School and Orange County Public Schools to ensure the safety of all faculty and students," Ocoee Police Lt. Scott Nylander said in a press release.

In a phone call to parents, Principal Laura Beusse commended the students who made administrators aware of the threat.

"We commend the students who made school administrators aware of the post and allowed administration and law enforcement to quickly respond and identify the student who made the threat," Beusse said. "The campus is safe and operating as normal. We ask that you please use this opportunity to speak with your student about the severity of making threats and remind them that the consequences for making a threat can be life-changing."

Anyone with questions may contact the school at (407) 905-3000.