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BREAKING: Boca Raton High School On Alert, Man Found On Campus

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UPDATE: Homeless Man Wanted Food From Cafeteria. Never Made It Inside.

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BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

UPDATED 12:13 p.m: We’ve now been told the school was not officially “locked down.” Administrators and school police contained the situation to the parking lot. The suspect never entered the building.

BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Boca Raton Community High School was briefly on alert Thursday morning when students, teachers and parents apparently located a trespasser on school grounds. (An earlier version reported the man entered the building. We have now been advised the man was stopped in the parking lot and never made it into the school).

Sources close to the situation tell that the man was eventually deemed harmless. He is homeless and was looking for a meal.

“He apparently thought that he could have a free meal in the school’s cafeteria,” said the source. “Police detained him and removed him from the school grounds.”

While no lockdown was ordered, school personnel were on alert during the incident which was wrapped by 8:15 a.m.

School continues as normal. There is no threat to students, teachers, staffers or parents. This was an isolated event. There is no indication that the homeless man was armed.

Boca Raton Police referred the man to “Boca Helping Hands” for food and assistance.




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