Threat cleared at LCHS

SANFORD – For the third time during the 2022-23 school year, a threat is cleared at Lee County High School Tuesday afternoon.

Around 1:30 PM Tuesday afternoon, the school received an anonymous call that claimed a weapon was on campus. The school immediately went into a hard lockdown, meaning an immediate threat was apparent to students and staff.

The Lee County Sherriff’s Office completed a search of the campus. Once an immediate threat was determined to be false, the school moved to a soft lockdown at 2:15 PM. A soft lockdown means the school day continues, but minimal traffic is allowed in the halls.

Police searched all rooms before dismissal. School was dismissed on time Tuesday.

In an automated phone call to parents, the school released a statement saying “The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation and appropriate measures will be taken as warranted. As always, the safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority.”

If there are any questions, families are encouraged to call the school.

This is the third lockdown due to a threat at the school this school year. In November and February, false threats were called in, forcing the school into a hard lockdown both times.

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