Schools locked down, search underway for student who brought gun on bus

School Lockdown
Posted at 11:18 AM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 07:29:03-04

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Five schools in Sarasota County are on lockdown Thursday morning.

The following message was sent to the schools listed below about the current lockdown at their schools:

"Hello, this is a message from the Sarasota County School District. This morning we received a report that a high school student had a gun on a bus and did not remain on campus. All students are safe and in an abundance of caution we have locked down Riverview and Suncoast Polytechnical high schools, Suncoast Technical College and Phillippi and Wilkinson elementary schools. Students are in locked classrooms and learning is continuing.

We are working closely with the Sheriff's Office and will update you as the situation changes. Please do not attempt to come to your child's school during the lockdown, as no one is currently permitted to enter or exit the campuses.

Again, all students are safe and we will keep you posted."

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