A SWAT team was just deployed to a Florida high school after reports of armed intruder

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Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Florida is on lockdown today after police were called about an individual on campus believed to be in possession of a firearm.

CBS-12’s Mike Magnoli has been live-tweeting the incident as it has unfolded:

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Magnoli confirmed that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) sent their SWAT team after a teacher allegedly saw a “suspicious person” on campus. Parents were also on scene, nervously watching from outside.

Initial reports indicated the aforementioned “suspicious person” was brandishing a gun or similar weapon, so the BSO stopped to assure them there were no shots fired and their team was on the scene:

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Eventually, BSO informed Magnoli that a weapon was never called in, the presence of the “suspicious person” prompted the call to police:

Thankfully, Blanche Ely High school is not another school shooting on a long list of American high school shootings, not that it would change the NRA’s attitude if it had.

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Still, the fact that a 911 call from a high school now elicits a SWAT response is unsettling. It now makes more sense to deploy a county’s militarized police unit to respond to a building full of children and teenagers just in case.

Now those children will go home and lie awake at night as they are once again forced to face the possibility that it very well could have been someone with a killing machine walking in to commit an atrocity.

This is the world the NRA wants – as long as they still turn a profit.

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Salvatore Nicholas

Salvatore is a producer, political writer, comedian and LGBTQ activist (in no particular order). He resides in Los Angeles with his two cats and encyclopedic knowledge of Britney's discography.

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