Westside High in Jacksonville to remain on Code Yellow lockdown for the rest of Friday, no gun found

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.”

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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.”

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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.

Samantha Mathers

Samantha Mathers, Action News Jax

Samantha Mathers is a digital reporter and content creator for Action News Jax.

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