JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville high school will remain on a Code Yellow lockdown for the remainder of the day Friday as a precaution after a reported threat.
A spokesperson for Duval County Public Schools told Action News Jax that Westside High was placed on lockdown Friday morning after receiving a report of a “potentially dangerous situation with an alleged firearm on campus.”
An anonymous tip came in about someone near the bleachers of the football field dressed in black and carrying a firearm, DCPS said.
All students who could have been that alleged person have been checked by investigators and no firearm was found.
Around 10:40 a.m., Westside High School was moved to a Code Yellow lockdown, meaning students and staff are “limited to essential movement only.”
Parents are able to check students out of school during a Code Yellow -- that can’t be done during a Code Red lockdown.
Police are on scene and investigating and school staff has been contacting families.
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