Mainland High School
The Mainland High School shooting is a Fireworks Spark. A heavy police presence was reported around School after authorities issued a code red active shooter alert on February 13, according to News Daytona Beach. By 1: 05 p.m. local time, the code red was lifted. This was not an active shooter situation.
Mainland High School, which is located at 1255 W International Speedway Boulevard, was put on lockdown at around 12:40 p.m. local time after multiple people called for emergency help, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Police have not yet confirmed reports of a shooting taking place inside the school.
A user online shared tweeted that she saw “kids running outside the school but it’s 12:00″ and they don’t get out of school until 2 p.m.”
— Vicki Karr (@vickikarrnews) February 13, 2020
There’s also a report from Patricio G. Balona, a crime news reporter at the Daytona Beach News-Journal who tweeted that this was possibly a false alarm: “#Daytona police have Mainland High under lockdown after reports of pops that sounded like gunfire heard near the high school gym. Police cleared several buildings and found no shell casings but find firecracker wrappers, preliminary reports indicate Police guarding wrappers.”
Police say firecrackers prompted a report of shots fired Thursday afternoon at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Detectives said they found firecrackers on campus. No injuries were reported. The school is currently locked down.
Daytona Beach Police tweeted, “THREAD: We are investigating an incident today at
@Mainlandhigh where shots were reportedly fired on-campus around 12:30 p.m. We wanted to let you know that this is not shooting and there is no shooter. Firecrackers were found on-scene by our detectives.”
“The building has been cleared. No injuries reported,” police added.
THREAD: We are investigating an incident today at @Mainlandhigh where shots were reportedly fired on-campus around 12:30 p.m. We wanted to let you know that this is not a shooting and there is no shooter. Firecrackers were found on-scene by our detectives.
— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) February 13, 2020