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Investigators identify juvenile suspect related to lockdown at Northeast Guilford Middle and High School, sheriff's office says

A lockdown was issued Tuesday afternoon, and K9 officers searched the area. The sheriff's office said no gun was found.
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Guilford County deputies identified a juvenile suspect related to a situation that led to the lockdown of Northeast Middle and Northeast High School in McLeansville on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said deputies responded to Northeast High School around 3 p.m. on a report of a weapon on campus and put both schools into lockdown per safety protocols.

Guilford County Schools said all students and staff are safe and no gun was found. According to the news release, because the individual involved was a juvenile, the Sheriff's Office was unable to release any further information.

The lockdown delayed dismissal for students at both schools. Students were alerted over intercom and K9 officers searched the area. 

Again, no gun was found, the sheriff's office said. 

Guilford County Schools released this statement to WMFY News 2:

"Northeast Middle and Northeast High delayed dismissals while law enforcement completed an investigation in the area. Out of an abundance of caution, both schools were placed on lockdown. All students and staff are safe. Buses will be delayed slightly as we complete the last of our safety precautions. We want to thank everyone involved, especially our law enforcement partners, for keeping our students safe. And we also want to thank our parents for their patience as we followed the proper safety procedures."

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