Pedro Menendez High School on brief lockdown as deputies searched for wanted student

Pedro Menendez High School on brief lockdown as deputies searched for wanted student

Incidents at St. Augustine High School and Pedro Menendez High School prompted a law enforcement response Friday.

Pedro Menendez High School was locked down, after a juvenile showed up on the campus and argued with someone. The St. Johns County School District says that suspect is a former student, who should not have been on the property.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office confirms they have a warrant out for that student and have been looking for him. The school was locked down to search for the student, although he was not believed to be armed or a threat to the school.

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Investigators could not disclose the nature of the warrant, but we’re told it is not a serious charge. The lockdown was lifted, after SJSO conducted a full sweep and could not locate the suspect. He was reported to have left the campus on a bicycle.

Separately, there was a scare at St. Augustine High School today. The St. Johns County School District confirms a fire alarm malfunctioned, leading the school to evacuate.

As that was taking place, students reported hearing gunshots.

SJSO investigated and determined the shots came from a property where someone was legally conducting target practice.