published: Friday, April 26, 2013
Search causes lockdown at APHS
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
AVON PARK -- A sighting of three suspicious men near campus caused Avon Park High School to go into lockdown Thursday morning.
The lockdown was a precautionary measure taken to protect the campus, the Highlands County Sheriff's Office said.
A post to the HCSO Facebook page read: "We were investigating a suspicious persons incident in the area of the school and the lockdown was precautionary only. There was an EMS call at the school at the same time which was unrelated to the lockdown or the suspicious persons incident."
According to scanner traffic, students spotted three black males carrying what they described as long guns near the campus and.
APHS Principal Tealy Williams was unable to be reached for comment following the incident, but an employee of the front office, who declined to give her name, told the News-Sun the students were having a regular day.
"There's nothing going on here, it's a normal day. Students are still FCAT testing. Everything's fine," she said.
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