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.