Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts student arrested following social media threat, per DCPS

Jacksonville, FL — A Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts student is likely to face charges, after being arrested by Duval County School Police on Tuesday.

The district says an investigation into a social media threat made against the school led to this student's arrest. We're told the incident also led to the school being placed on a brief Code Yellow lockdown on Tuesday.

The school's principal, Lyles Tyrus, has released the following statement about the incident:

"Thanks to the great collaboration between school police and administrators, we were able to identify and apprehend the individual responsible for making the threat and appropriate action is taking place. The safety of our students and staff are our number one priority, and we will continue to put measures in place to keep our campus secure."

The district says making a threat or false report against a school is a second-degree felony under Florida law and that any student found to have done so, will be expelled from their regular school and referred for criminal prosecution.

At this time, the student's name has not been released.

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