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Report of gun puts East Carroll schools on lockdown

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EAST CARROLL PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Griffin Middle Academy and Southside Elementary School campuses in Lake Providence were placed on lockdown Friday afternoon.

An anonymous caller told police that a student had hidden a firearm near the school's campuses and had planned on using it once school was let out for the day.

The East Carroll Parish Sheriff tells us students were allowed to leave, but dismissal was done one student at a time, with each student searched as he or she left the premises.

The department then planned a full search of the campus to see if a firearm was actually on the premises. KNOE 8 News has a crew headed to the school and will update the story here and on-air throughout Friday evening.


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