FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- Three Flagler County schools are free to resume normal operations after a man accused of making a threat of violence is taken into custody. Deputies identified the suspect as 20-year-old William Hofer.
Special precautions were being taken at the campuses of Flagler Palm Coast High School, Matanzas High School, and the Daytona State College Flagler/Palm Coast campus.
They told us to close everything. No phones, no contact with the outside world or whatever," Flagler Palm Coast High School student Vanisha Clerge said.
Imagine School at Town Center was initially included in the lockdown but that has since been lifted.
The lockdowns began around 8:53 on Wednesday morning. Investigators say Hofer, a former Flagler Palm Coast High School student, posted a threat on Facebook. Police were concerned about his access to weapons based on the online information.
“We are taking this threat seriously and we are working to resolve this situation quickly,” said Major Steve Clair.
Hofer was taken into custody shortly before 4 p.m. Charges are pending.
"I don't think they overreacted. I think they did just like they should because you never know what someone can do," Flagler Palm Coast High School student Andres Velasquez said.
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