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Gibbs High lockdown lifted; no gun found but nine juveniles in custody

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg high school was under a modified lockdown Friday morning in response to a report that a man with a gun was in the area, officials said.

The lockdown was lifted by noon and a gun was never found, according to police.

Gibbs High, 850 34th St. S, took the precaution after hearing about an aggravated assault possibly involving a gun in the area, near Sixth Avenue S and 33rd Street, officials said. The precaution means the school is closely monitoring who enters and leaves its property, a Pinellas County Schools official said.

When the school went into the lockdown, nine students got into a fight, said St. Petersburg police spokesman George Kajtsa. Police escorted the students off campus but did not arrest them, he said. The nine may be charged with disorderly conduct.

Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary, 1200 37th St. S, and Pinellas Technical Education Center, 901 34th Street S, also were advised to take the measure, the school official said. They were not on lockdown as of 11:30 a.m.

No further information about the lockdown or the fight was available.

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Gibbs High lockdown lifted; no gun found but nine juveniles in custody 02/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2010 12:38pm]
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