Riverview High briefly on lockdown after alarm is triggered
UPDATED with lockdown ending.
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Riverview High School was on lockdown for a brief period Thursday morning, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday.
“The campus has been cleared. All students and staff are safe,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook.
“Sheriff’s deputies and school police, in an abundance of caution, locked the school down and established a perimeter around the school while each staff member was accounted for and all classrooms and surrounding areas were checked,” the statement said.
“Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit provided an overwatch of the school while the campus was locked down. Sheriff’s Office units are now clearing the scene.”
The alarm comes after three children and three adults were killed in a shooting this week at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee.
At approximately 8:16 a.m., in conjunction with the Sarasota County School Board Police, we responded to Riverview High School in reference to an internal alarm triggered. In an abundance of caution, the school was locked down. Sheriff’s Office units are now clearing the scene. pic.twitter.com/S9OCJHY5eo— SarasotaSheriff (@SarasotaSheriff) March 30, 2023
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