Lake County

Lockdown lifted at Leesburg High School after report of person with gun near campus

LEESBURG, Fla. — Leesburg High School was placed on lockdown Friday morning after police said the school received an anonymous call reporting that someone had a gun near campus.

The lockdown was lifted by 11 a.m. after police found the call to be unfounded.


Officers said they swept the school, campus and nearby neighborhoods and found nothing threatening.

Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.