Limited lockdown lifted at Sarasota elementary school

Limited lockdown lifted at Sarasota elementary school

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Gulf Gate Elementary School in Sarasota was placed on limited lockdown Friday due to police activity in the area.

The school district says whenever there is police activity near a school campus, out of abundance of caution, that school automatically goes into a limited lockdown.

The school is located S Lockwood Ridge Road. It’s unknown what police activity was going on in the area, though an unofficial source tells ABC7 that law enforcement was chasing a suspect.

The limited lockdown began at 10:40am and ended at 11:30am. The district says there was no danger or threat to the campus. Parents were notified via the ConnectEd system.

We’ve reached out to the sheriff’s office for more information, but have not heard back yet. We will update this story as soon as we learn more information.

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