Lockdown lifted at Orlando middle school after no gun found on campus

Published On: May 13 2013 11:17:42 AM EDT   Updated On: May 14 2013 12:53:59 PM EDT

Students at Glenridge Middle School return to class amidst extra security.


The lockdown has been lifted at an Orlando middle school on Monday after police say they found no weapons at the school, despite the anonymous tip they received that brought a gun on campus.

[AUDIO: Connect Orange message to parents]

Police were investigating at Glenridge Middle School, located on Upper Park Road, and found a loaded magazine filled with .22 caliber rounds for a gun in a trash can.

Police said there was a "rumor" that there was going to be a shooting during lunchtime and part of the rumor was there was a gun in the trash can.

"We received an anonymous tip after the start of first period this morning providing information about a safety concern on campus," said Heather Hilton, principal at Glenridge Middle School in a Connect Orange call to parents.

No firearm was located, according to OPD. Police searched each classroom for a possible weapon and when they found no weapon, the "code yellow" lockdown, meaning no  one is allowed to leave or go on campus but school is still in session, was lifted.

No suspects have been identified and OPD will have extra officers at the school through Tuesday.

Two months earlier, a 12-year-old student at Glenridge Middle School was arrested for bringing two loaded guns to school, including a Mach 10. The student is no longer at the school.

Check back for more details on this developing story.


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