Lockdown lifted at Mount Dora Middle School after no weapon found, district says

District said student reported seeing classmate with weapon

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MOUNT DORA, Fla. – A lockdown at Mount Dora Middle School prompted by a student reporting seeing a classmate with a weapon was lifted Friday morning after a search of the campus turned up empty, according to district officials.

A spokesperson with Lake County Schools said law enforcement searched the school and did not find a weapon. The lockdown was lifted around 11:45 a.m.

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As a precaution, there will be extra officers on campus for the rest of Friday.

No other information has been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.

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