FALSE ALARM: Wellington High School Shooting Scare
Large PBSO Response And Code Red Lockdown After Daughter Texts Mother Someone Shooting At School
WELLINGTON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Some parents of Wellington High School students received a scare Monday afternoon when reports swirled of a code red lockdown following a school shooting.
Many parents were alarmed, with good reason, that a shooting occurred at Wellington High School on Monday afternoon. As is the norm, Social Media flooded with reports of a “Code Red: Full Lockdown” at Wellington High School. Many concerned parents took to Social Media to find answers. Unfortunately, as is the norm, Social Media fed the rumors and panic.
Sources close to the incident tell Boca Post that a 9-1-1 call was placed to the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue regarding a school shooting at Wellington High School shortly after 2 PM on Monday, September 12th, 2022. The caller, who was identified as the mother of a student, says her daughter texted her that someone was shooting at the school.
As a result of that 9-1-1 call, PBCFR and PBSO initiated a large response and the school was placed on a Code Red lockdown. It is unclear if the school was placed on lockdown prior to that call.
Boca Post has learned that PBCFR immediately treated the incident as a level 1 mass casualty incident. The first responding deputies and fire rescue personnel quickly assessed the scene as safe, stating that there were no shooting victims and no shooting. The large response was canceled and the scene cleared shortly after.
Some parents tell us that they received a robocall about the false alarm shortly after the scene cleared.
A spokesperson for the School District only tells Boca Post that there was an accidental activation of the emergency alert by a member of staff.