Police were called to Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida, about what turned out to be firecrackers.
Photo: WFTV.com
Photo: WFTV.com

Student arrested, another ID’d after scare at Florida high school

One student has been arrested and another was identified as a suspect after they reportedly set off fireworks Thursday afternoon inside a Daytona Beach, Florida, high school, according to Claire Metz of WESH 2.

The incident caused a Code Red Active Shooter alert to be issued at Mainland High School, leading to panic and a massive police response, according to WESH.

At 12:40 p.m., reports said police were called to Mainland High School after multiple people thought they heard gunshots. 

A Code Red Active Shooter alert was announced, and the school went into lockdown. Dozens of police sped to the scene, according to a local news source.

Police cleared buildings and found no shell casings but a few firecracker wrappers in the stairwell. 

“We wanted to let you know that this is not a shooting and there is no shooter,” they reported on Twitter, after students expressed fear during the investigation.

The building was cleared by police, and no injuries were reported. Nothing has been reported about the culprits behind the firecrackers.

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