Misunderstanding involving student leads to scare at Blanche Ely HS: Sheriff

Deputies are investigating a report of an armed person on campus at Blanche Ely High School. (CBS Newspath)

The Broward Sheriff's Office says a misunderstanding involving a student led to a scare at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach.

The sheriff's office began investigating a report of a suspicious person at the school Thursday afternoon.

The sheriff's office told CBS12 an unknown male walked into a classroom and asked for someone. The male was not armed or never was armed, according to a spokesperson for the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office says a teacher believed the male looked suspicious and reported it.

A spokesperson for Broward Schools told CBS12 the matter led to the school going on lockdown.

The sheriff's office sent deputies and the SWAT team to the school in an abundance of caution.

A spokesperson said the sheriff's office identified the suspicious individual as a student, calling it a misunderstanding and no charges will be filed.

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