Rumors that student armed with gun ends Oviedo high school graduation party
The drive home from Oviedo High School came to a sudden and frightening end after a rumor that an armed student frightened the attendees.
Principal Trent Daniel messaged parents, saying the dance had ended due to student reactions to the rumor of a quick exit from the dance.
“A student was not allowed into tonight’s Homecoming ball. A rumor later circulated that this student had a gun. The Oviedo Police Department apprehended the student in question. off campus and conducted a thorough search. No guns were found, “she said. noted. “The students responded upon hearing the rumor by quickly leaving campus. Due to the students leaving so quickly, the dance ended. They should be commended for their quick thinking and quick exit. I’m so sorry that interrupted their comeback dance. give us time to determine the next steps.
The Oviedo PD shared reports of a possible gunshot near the school during the dance.
Altercation at Oviedo HS tonight and OPD are investigating a potential weapon shutdown. No students were injured and the prom was interrupted. The students involved are in detention and no students remain on campus. Please contact your student; pick up is at Cross Life Church.
– Oviedo Police (@OviedoPD) November 7, 2021
A joint statement from the school district, Oviedo Police and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said rumors about the weapon were unfounded.
“We would like to clarify that no shots were fired and that there was no altercation on campus as rumor has it,” they said.
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