Putnam County Sheriff's Office: Runaway juvenile causes school lockdown

According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, they received a call from James A. Long Elementary School Thursday at 2:24 p.m., saying an unidentified caller contacted the school, stating that a shooting on campus was going to occur.

The school took the appropriate safety procedures and locked down. Jenkins Middle School also decided to lockdown due to the proximity to the elementary school.

The caller was later identified by PSCO as 13-year-old Gregory Henry when he was located on the middle school campus.

Through investigation, PCSO determined Henry was not a student of the middle school and that he was a runaway juvenile from Volusia County.

In Volusia, Henry was wanted for possession of marijuana charges, according to PCSO.


PCSO said Henry was arrested and charged with a second-degree felony of a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner.

During the incident, PSCO said that they send additional law enforcement officers to all Putnam County school campuses. The only schools that were placed on lockdown were James A. Long Elementary and Jenkins Middle School.

Review of the incident by PCSO determined Henry gained access to the middle school through an area where construction was taking place.

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