Threat of violence puts two St. Johns County schools on lockdown

St. Johns County, FL — Extra deputies were on campus Tuesday at Creekside and Bartram Trail high schools after a threat was called into each school.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, an anonymous caller reported a shooting threat. After a thorough investigation, deputies said that threat was unfounded.

As a precaution, security was stepped up on each campus.

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Here is the message sent to parents by the St. Johns County School District:

“Dear Creekside and Bartram Trail Families,

“Both CHS and BTHS received a phone call warning of a threat to the school. Law enforcement was engaged immediately to investigate the threat and found it not to be credible. The safety of our students and staff is paramount so in an abundance of caution police presence was increased and both schools operated under a soft lockdown scenario briefly.

“We appreciate your continued support.

CHS and BTHS Administration”