Fort Lauderdale police gave the all clear Monday afternoon after a Christian school had been on lockdown for more than an hour because of what police called a “possible weapons threat.”
Police responded to Calvary Christian Academy, at 2401 W. Cypress Creek Road, at about 2:30 p.m. Monday.
The incident comes one day after 26 people were killed and more than a dozen were injured at a Texas church.
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Miami Herald news partner CBS4 said parents gathered nearby waiting for their children.
“We were over there for an hour and a half not knowing what was going on,” parent Valdecir DeSouza told the station. “It was terrible for us.”
The alert of an armed intruder on campus came into police from an app called School Guard, according to CBS4.
It was not immediately clear how a false alert went out, the station reported.
“Was that human error, glitch in the system?” Jason Rachels, the head of the school told the station. “We’re trying to figure out what led to that false alarm.”