BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A man hunting iguanas near several Boca Raton area schools Tuesday led to a lockdown and a police response. It didn’t take long to realize that the man was paid to kill the pests, but it’s clear having a gun near a school — regardless of the reason — is not a good idea.
Omni Middle School and Spanish River High School both went into “lockdown” status.
Here’s the message sent to Omni parents from School Principal Nikkia DeLuz:
I’m writing to inform you about events that occurred off campus late this afternoon, and led to a lockdown of our campus.
Police were called after a man, with a rifle, was spotted in the community near Spanish River High School. Spanish River and Omni went into an immediate lockdown as a safety precaution.
Police on the scene quickly identified, detained, and questioned the individual. According to police, the individual was hunting iguanas. He never entered our campus.
I want to thank the School District Police Department as well as the Boca Police Department for their swift response and resolution of this matter. I also want to thank the individuals who notified police upon seeing this individual.
As always, please contact me if you have any questions.
Dr. Nikkia DeLuz
Principal, Omni Middle School
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