PLANT CITY, Fla. — Durant High School has been cleared after a report of a gun on campus forced the school to go on lockout protocol.
The school determined the student fabricated information and there was never a gun on campus. That student has been arrested for disrupting a school function.
"We are glad this ended with no weapon on campus but we share the frustration of parents, staff and students with the fact that this was falsified information which completely disrupted the school day and took away classroom time," Hillsborough County Public Schools said. "This also took valuable resources from the Sheriff's Office and our school security."
Hillsborough County Public Schools announced the lockout at 11:51 a.m. Thursday. A lockout means the school is limiting movement on campus and no one is allowed on campus from the outside.
Hillsborough County Public Schools said they recently received information from a parent that their child just informed them they may have seen a gun on campus Thursday morning.
As a precaution, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and Durant High School security are in the
process of searching the campus and students.
The school district says that the students and staff at Durant High School are safe.