Broward County, Fla., puts all schools on lockdown

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -- All Broward County public schools were put on lockdown Wednesday morning after officials received a threat, according to police.

The Pembroke Pines Police Department said it received a possible threat at 8:40 a.m. in reference to the schools within the city.

Police said the possible threat has not been confirmed, but the public schools and the Pembroke Pines Charter Schools have been put on lockdown as a precaution. After 11 a.m., the lockdown was extended to all Broward County public schools.

Sgt. John Gazzano, of the Pembroke Pines Police Department, said the students are safe inside the schools.

Pembroke Pines police said an e-mail was sent saying that "something was going to happen" around government buildings in Broward County.

The Broward Sheriff's Office, Broward County Public Schools and other county agencies were notified, according to police.

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