Hillsborough County public schools near USF to have additional security

TAMPA - Public schools near USF were on modified lockdown for most of the school day Friday, because of law enforcement activity nearby.  The lockdown was lifted around 1:00 p.m.

Deputies and Tampa police officers were looking for a suspect after a series of home invasions just north of USF (see the full story at http://wfts.tv/1fE4Rfc).

Several schools were on modified lockdown, including:

  • MOSI
  • Bowers Whitley, 
  • Pizzo E
  • USF Patel
  • Muller E
  • Witter E
  • Turner E
  • Bartels M
  • Pride E
  • Clark E
  • Wharton H
  • Heritage E
  • Benito M
  • Hunters Green E
  • Liberty M
  • Freedom H
  • Chiles E
  • Tampa Palms E
Modified lockdown means schools conduct class, but are not holding outdoor activities. 
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