The following information has been provided by Andrews Police Department:
The Andrews Police Department would like to inform the community that there was lockdown at Andrews High School due to a domestic situation that arose out in the county earlier this morning.
Andrews Police Officers were on the scene investigating a secondary incident and following up on the lockdown when a 911 call came in that a subject with a gun was in the building. The reporting parent rushed to advise Andrews officers that they had just received a text message from the child that an armed subject was in the school. Andrews officers and SROs reacted immediately to the threat and began an immediate search of the school. The school was cleared and secured rapidly and Andrews Police Department officers along with School Resource Officers and the school staff had the situation under control. There were no armed individuals located in or around the school and no injuries were reported.
The school superintendent responded and requested the Sheriff respond with secondary support for the incident. The superintendent with the sheriff made the decision to release school for the day. Andrews officers along with SROs and CCSO deputies remained on scene to provide security for children and families while school let out.
Andrews Police Department would like to commend the students, teachers, and parents of Andrews High for their cooperation and understanding in a high-stress situation.
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