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Police Praise Student Who Came Forward With Gun Report

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Wellington Charter School Active Shooter Report Was False, But Cops Say Student Did Right Thing…

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Renaissance Charter School in Wellington, FL.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

WELLINGTON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The report of a gun on campus at Renaissance Charter school Thursday led to a massive police response and evacuation of students and staffers. Fortunately, it was a false alarm, but the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is praising the student who came forwarding.

PBSO issued this statement at 7:20 p.m. Thursday night:

“The investigation revealed that a student saw another student with what appeared to be a handgun.  The student immediately notified a teacher/administration. 

Deputies arrived on scene and found NO immediate threat to the school.  Proper protocol was followed.  The students, teachers and administrators were transported to a reunification area so deputies could do a thorough search of the school, backpacks, etc. No weapons were located.  Deputies have cleared the school. 

PBSO is proud of the student for coming forward with what he/she perceived as a threat to themselves and the school.  SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING message is always encouraged.

For those of our readers who were not following the story earlier, these are the sequential updates from PBSO:

MID-DAY UPDATE: “PBC School buses and Palm Tran buses have transported 844 kids, teachers and administrators, from the Renaissance Charter School to Olympia Park.  The kids will be kept at Olympia Park until their parents arrival. The investigation is ongoing. “

This was the first alert:

PBSO received an ACTIVE SHOOTER call which was UNFOUNDED.  However, we are still thoroughly searching the school.  There is a reunification location at Olympia Park, just north of the school, behind Emerald Cove Elementary IF parents want to pick up their children. 

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