The safety of our students is always our top priority, and Dunbar High School is not taking any chances.
On Thursday morning, a social media threat of an active shooter caused the school to go on lockdown. While Principal Carl Burnside stated that the meme circulating on social media is not true and students are safe, the school is still taking an abundance of caution as the Fort Myers Police Department investigates the source of the threat.
The police are taking this matter seriously and have a large presence on the scene to ensure the safety of everyone on campus. We commend the school and law enforcement for acting quickly and decisively to keep our students safe during this unsettling time.
Dunbar High School Lockdown
A sense of anxiety and concern emanated from Fort Myers Police department as they tweeted at 9:30 a.m. that they were investigating a threat that had been shared via text message. The school was put on lockdown as a precautionary measure, and parents and guardians of the students were undoubtedly keeping a close eye on their phones for any updates. Thankfully, the lockdown was lifted around 10 a.m.
However, officials warned that the investigation into the hoax threat was still ongoing. It’s reassuring to know that the authorities take the safety and well-being of their students and staff seriously, but it’s also upsetting that some individuals would go to such lengths to cause fear and disruption.