Fort Myers High School on alert after tweet about possible ‘shootout’

Fort Myers High School is under high alert today after a student tweeted about a possible shooting at the school, according to a Lee County Schools spokesperson.

The tweet, made by an unnamed student just before 10 p.m. Thursday, mentioned a rumor about a “shootout” that was supposed to happen at the school, located at 2635 Cortez Blvd.. NBC-2 reports.

The school is not on lockdown but 3,000 robocalls went out to parents of students letting them know about the situation, said Principal David LaRosa.

Teachers are locking doors while class is in session, but if parents are concerned, they can come and pick up their kids from school.

"Each parent needs to decide what's going to make them the most comfortable. The only thing I can say is we've done everything today to provide a safe and secure environment so we can continue business as usual. But every family needs to be comfortable themselves with what they're going to do," LaRosa said.

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