DBPD: Domestic Threat Led To Daytona State Evacuation


Daytona Beach, FL - A statement from the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) says Daytona State College was evacuated after someone received a threat while they were on campus.

Officers were called to the campus just after 11:30 Tuesday morning (February 16th) after receiving a report of the threat through Volusia County Dispatch. According to DBPD's statement, the threats were made to a specific person by someone who was broadcasting live through a social media platform. Police added that the victim of the threats was on campus at the time.

Soon after arriving, officers met with the victim and determined that the threat was domestic in nature and was not aimed in general at students, faculty or the DSC campus.

Mainland High School—which sits parallel to Daytona State—was also placed under a lockdown during the incident.

So far, no arrests have been made as the investigation continues. Messod Bendayan, spokesperson for the DBPD, said investigators are now in the process of determining if charges will be filed or not.

This is the second time in the semester that Daytona State was evacuated over a possible threat. Back on January 22nd, all of Daytona State's campuses were evacuated after the school received "a very specific threat that entailed shooting and explosives."

During that incident, the school learned through other state agencies that similar threats were sent to other institutions with no incidents.