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Lockdown lifted at Madison County Central School after alleged peeper

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Posted at 12:24 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 13:47:17-04

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The lockdown at Madison County Central School has been lifted after a suspicious person was spotted peering into a classroom window before running into the woods.

The Madison County Sheriff's office says the school has initiated a lock down Tuesday after a suspicious person was spotted looking into a classroom window then running into the woods on the west side of the school. The individual was described as a black male wearing black clothing.

After the lock down was announced around noon on Tuesday, MCSO says all interior buildings have been checked and secured. The outside campus has also been searched and found secure, prompting a lift of the interior lock down. However, multiple deputies are will remain on campus.

The sheriff's office is continuing the investigation into this incident to include sweeping the area with canine and reviewing video surveillance. There is no active threat on campus and the investigation is ongoing.