Lockdown lifted at Sumter middle school after no gun found

Authorities say South Sumter Middle School operating as normal

Published On: Feb 21 2013 11:25:04 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 21 2013 05:40:11 PM EST
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WEBSTER, Fla. -

No gun was found at South Sumter Middle School after a report led to the school being locked down for hours on Wednesday as authorities investigated, according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

The school, which was on a code red lockdown, is located on County Road 730 in Webster. Deputies said the student that reportedly saw a male student with a gun was interviewed, along with the suspected student. Nothing was found on the student, deputies said.

School will continue as normal, unless parents are there and want to pick up students. Students whose parents are not there can come at anytime or wait until the end of the day to pick up their student as normal, deputies said.

Video from Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 showed parents gathered near the school waiting to pick up their children as cars lined streets nearby.

"I'm just glad to have my baby back," Gabriel Dorsey, a parent, said.

"It's scary. They were saying they couldn't find the gun, but it's still scary when your child's in there," Kimberly Herren, a mother of a student, said.
"I'm just glad to have my baby back," Gabriel Dorsey, a parent, said.

"It's scary. They were saying they couldn't find the gun, but it's still scary when your child's in there," Kimberly Herren, a mother of a student, said.

No charges will be filed in the case.

Check back for more details on this developing story.