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Fireworks on campus of Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology prompt lockdown, DCPS says – Action News Jax


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Fireworks set off on the campus of Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology led to the campus being locked down on Wednesday morning, Duval County Public Schools said.

The district said “everyone remained safe” but “it did cause a major security concern at the school.”

The school will continue to remain on a Code Yellow lockdown throughout the rest of the day Wednesday while school leaders work with police to investigate the incident.

A Code Yellow lockdown means students and staff are “limited to essential movement only.”

Action News Jax told you in November when students and staff at Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology had to evacuate the building for about 45 minutes due to smoke in the building.

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Here is the message that was sent to parents by DCPS about Wednesday’s lockdown:

“Good Morning Frank H. Peterson families,

“This is Duval County Public Schools calling. First we want to let you know you that all students and staff are safe. Again, all students and staff are safe. However, there was an incident this morning where fireworks appeared to be set off on the campus. Thankfully, everyone remained safe during this incident. However, it did cause a major security concern at the school. As a result, the school will be on a Code Yellow out of an abundance of caution while school leadership works with police to investigate this incident. Again, the school will be on a precautionary Code Yellow as the school investigates. We will follow up with you when the situation is resolved. Thank you.”

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