Broward College warning as police swoop on campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and students are warned to 'avoid area' | The Sun

A COLLEGE institution has warned its students to avoid the area as heavily armed police officers storm the campus.

Broward College in Florida shared a chilling alert to students and staff on Wednesday afternoon, warning of "police activity" on campus.

"There is police activity at Central Campus near building 9. Please avoid the area until further notice," the school tweeted.

Footage from the scene showed armed police officers with bulletproof vests on the campus.

The Davie Police Department said they received several calls about an "active shooter at multiple schools."

However, the calls have so far been false, police said, adding that several schools were on "code red" lockdown.

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Nova Eisenhower Elementary, Nova Blanche Foreman Elem, Davie Elem, Nova High School, McFatter Tech High and NSU’s University School have all been placed on lockdown.

"These are still active scenes but again no injuries or suspects at this moment," DPD said.

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