According to an email sent to parents, Columbus High School was placed on lockdown as of 11:20 a.m. but it was lifted before noon, according to Scott Thomann, security coordinator for the Muscogee County School District.
Thomann said his office received a call from 911 sometime before noon and said the issue was cleared.
The email said they had been asked to secure the perimeter of the campus due to an "incident that had occurred in one of the nearby neighborhoods."
Here is the email in its entirety:
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"A message from COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL
"This Connect-Ed Message is being sent to all Parents of Columbus High Blue Devils:
"At approximately 11:20 AM, we received a call from school security requesting that we secure the perimeter of our campus - we were asked to lock the exterior doors to the school, and not allow any one to enter or exit our building. This request was asked of us as a precautionary measure to an incident that had occurred in one of the nearby neighborhoods - we are not in any type of danger - we are simply going the extra step to ensure the safety of our students and your children. We will disseminate more information if the need arises - thanks!"