Walton County school put on lockdown Thursday after written threat found

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Walton County school was put on temporary restriction after a written threat was found.

The Walton County Sheriff's Office says just after noon Thursday a student attending the “In10sity” Magnet School at the Wise Center found a notebook in a classroom. Deputies say a note written inside was a threat to harm students.

Deputies say the student immediately told a teacher who alerted the School Resource Deputy on campus. Within minutes the school imposed a temporary restriction on student movement. They say a search was conducted in all classrooms, common areas, and backpacks. No weapons were found.

Deputies say each student attending the magnet portion of the school was addressed either in a group setting or one-on-one. A person of interest has been identified. The investigation is ongoing but deputies say based on their inquiries, a credible threat did not immediately materialize.

“Every threat to student safety, written or otherwise, will be addressed swiftly and to the fullest extent of the law,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson.

More information will be released once it becomes available.