Schools and government offices in Broward County, Florida spent Wednesday under complete lockdown after a potential threat of attack was made to a local radio station.
Pembroke Pines police Captain Dan Rakofsky said that a woman called into a local radio station and said that her husband intended to fire shots at a local school. The station also received an e-mail stating that something big would happen at a government building.
As a precaution due to the perceived potential for danger the police requested a full scale lockdown of all schools and administrative offices. The county houses 231 schools and centers, 69 charters schools and 1 virtual school. The possible threat was towards a school in the city of Pembroke Pines though all Broward county schools were locked down. The threat was received at 8:40 am.
The threat was not confirmed when schools were placed on lockdown. Government offices were also warned of the potential threat by e-mail.
As of Wednesday afternoon the lockdown had been lifted and students were expected to be dismissed as usual. Police were still working to track down the caller and the writer of the e-mail.
Pembroke Pines in located 20 miles northwest of Miami.