Apopka Memorial Middle School secure and hold lifted, district says

Student had a pair of scissors in their backpack, police said

Apopka Memorial Middle School on lockdown as police investigate reports of student possibly with weapon. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

APOPKA, Fla. – An Apopka middle school was placed under lockdown Friday as officers investigated reports of a student who may possibly have a weapon at the school, according to the Apopka Police Department.

The department said officers responded to Apopka Memorial Middle School and were in contact with the student.

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While police said a lockdown was placed, officials with Orange County Public Schools said the school was under a “secure and hold.”

As of 3:20 p.m., the secure and hold was lifted, according to the district.

Police said they determined there was ultimately no weapon on campus and found that the student only had a pair of scissors in their backpack.