Shots fired on the grounds of Johnson Middle School in Manatee County

BRADENTON, Fla. - Manatee County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two suspects who opened fire on the grounds of Johnson Middle School in Bradenton.

It happened Friday around 3:05 p.m.

According to a release, a witness saw two suspects near the back of the school's property.  One of them fired a gun into the air.  The witness watched as the two took off.

Immediately following the incident, Johnson Middle went into lockdown.  Wakeland Elementary also went into lockdown, as a precaution.  Both lockdowns have been lifted.

The suspects are described as two black males, possibly teenagers.  The suspects were seen on a bicycle prior to the shooting.

Deputies said one suspect rode off on the bicycle.  The second suspect ran from the scene.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments