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Wharton High School lock-down lifted

Wharton High School lock-down lifted
Posted May 29th, 2014 @ 10:31am

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - WhartonHigh School is no longer on lockdown. Deputies say students were held past the scheduled 3:00 pm dismissal until the lockdown was lifted. Students left campus just after 4:00 pm.

School officials say Wharton was on full lockdown most of the day while law enforcement searched for a weapon.

Administrators say ultimately no weapon was found, but to ensure everyone's safety, law enforcement conducted a thorough classroom-by-classroom search.

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